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Planned Tennessee Mine Green-lighted

Federal officials and state regulators in Tennessee have reportedly given the go-ahead to the planned Liberty underground operation near Dayton, Rhea County.

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Walter Energy’s Sycamore Mine Enjoys Record Safety

Officials at Walter Energy Inc. have announced that employees at their Sycamore mine in West Virginia have surpassed two full years without a single accident. This encompasses more than 75,000 man-hours and let to a 20% improvement in production, they added, while costs fell by 26%.

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Bowie Cuts Production, Furloughs 150

Bowie Resource Partners (BRP) arm Bowie Resources will reduce production at its Bowie No. 2 operation in Colorado and lay off 150 workers due in part to the termination of a coal supply agreement with the Tennessee Valley Authority.
The company said October 29 that the decision was also market driven.

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Underground Mines Complying With New Dust Rule

Despite concerns voiced by the mining industry that it would have trouble meeting the requirements of the new rule to reduce respirable coal mine dust, nearly all (99%) of the 7,456 valid respirable dust samples collected during the first two months met compliance levels, according to the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA).

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