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Water Sample Tester Sentenced to Prison

A West Virginia employee of Appalachian Labs has been given a 21-month federal prison sentence for his role in a water quality scheme set up to report processed samples as compliant.

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Probation, House Arrest for Arch Kickback Conspirator

A West Virginia rebuild company owner that paid kickbacks for additional work has received a hefty fine plus probation and home confinement for his role in the scheme.

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BNI Moves Draglines to New Site

BNI Coal, in the midst of a $1 million expansion of its Center mine in North Dakota, will soon be working in a new area of the complex after transporting two of its draglines several miles to the area.

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MSHA Launches Violation Tracker Tools

The Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) has introduced two new online tools that it said will aid operations to remain in compliance by tracking violations of those standards frequently tied to fatalities.

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Cyclone Spares Australian Coal Mines

Marcia, a Category 5 cyclone, made landfall on February 20 near Rockhampton in Queensland. Despite widespread structural damage and power outages, the coal ports, most of the railroads and all of the coal mining operations in the region were spared. The storm quickly dissipated after making landfall.

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