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Viking Mine Recognized for Environmental Excellence

The Indiana Society of Mining Reclamation honored Peabody Energy with a 2016 Excellence in Mining and Reclamation Award for an ecological approach to restoration at the former Viking mine–Knox Pit south of Bicknell in Knox County. The honors recognize efforts to restore prime farmland and wildlife habitat, improve stream water quality, and enhance riparian and aquatic habitat. The work included reclaiming former refuse areas that were left in the mine lease area by a previous owner, which improved stream water quality.

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SUEK Buys 28 BelAZ Haul Trucks

The Siberian Coal Energy Co. (SUEK), Russia’s largest coal producer, has purchased 28 haul trucks from BelAZ, according to the Belarusian News Agency. The project to deliver the haul trucks to SUEK mines, located in five Russian regions, will be carried out by the logistics company GEFCO. The trucks are disassembled in Zhodino and are being transported using special railcars. Several trucks have already left Zhodino for the Russian Republic of Khakassia and Khabarovsk Territory. More trucks will be shipped soon.

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US Coal Miners’ Health Care Benefits Extended for Short Term

Without an intervention, about 16,000 retired miners in seven states were expected to lose their health care coverage by the end of the year. A proposal to temporarily extend the benefits worked its way through Congress late last week.

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Strata Purchases AL Lee

Strata Worldwide has completed an acquisition of certain assets of A.L. Lee Corp., a market leader in rock dusting machinery as well as other types of underground mining equipment. The asset purchase includes rights to all products and services relating to the mining industry.

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Sunrise Coal Gets Approval for Oaktown Mine Shaft

Sunrise Coal, a subsidiary of Hallador Energy LLC, will begin construction on a new $5 million mine shaft to reduce underground travel time for more than 100 employees of its Oaktown underground mining complex in Knox County, Indiana, to reach the working face. It received final approval in November from the Knox County Planning Commission.

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