Viking Mine Recognized for Environmental Excellence
- Published: Thursday, 15 December 2016 11:43
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.