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2008-10-01 21:00:20

Government investigators say a critically injured coal mine mechanic was checking the oil level on a piece of equipment when a protective shield was lowered onto his head accidentally. The federal Mine Safety and Health Administration says 29-year- old Adam Perdue suffered massive facial fractures, lesions and bleeding in a preliminary report issued Tuesday. West Virginia Office of Miners' Health, Safety and Training spokeswoman Jama Jarrett says Perdue remains in critical condition....

2008-09-23 21:00:19

By Ken Ward Jr. Visit an archive of mountaintop removal coverage. g ONLINE wvgazette.com Environmental groups are trying to stop another new mountaintop removal permit, this one along the Clay-Nicholas county line. Lawyers for the Ohio Valley Environmental Coalition sought a preliminary injunction late last week to block the permit for two Fola Coal Co. mines. Together, the mines would bury more than five miles of streams in the Sycamore Run, Ike Fork and Lily fork watersheds, near...

2008-09-23 18:00:29

Coeur d'Alene Mines Corporation (NYSE:CDE) (TSX:CDM) (ASX:CXC) today announced that, due to further substantial delay in the Environmental Assessment process triggered by a federal agency's recent actions, the Company has requested the Forest Service to terminate the permitting process for a potential alternative Kensington paste tailings plan. The Company continues to pursue its original tailings plan for Kensington, which is pending in the U.S. Supreme Court. A decision on the appeal is...

2008-09-22 18:00:26

Clifton Star Resources, Inc. (TSX VENTURE: CFO) President, Harry Miller reports that the Company has enacted a policy of releasing on complete drill hole analyses. Not doing so could present a misleading picture of the results. The Company will report as each complete hole is received. Techni-Lab of St. Germaine, Quebec is preparing a separate line for our samples which are now being submitted on a daily basis by Clifton Star employees in secure bags to be analyzed using fire assay with...

2008-09-17 18:00:14

By Kenny Kemp Matthew Phillips (left), 4, and his brother Josue, 7, grab a snack during a protest by environmental groups against a Massey Energy plan for a mountaintop removal mine on Coal River Mountain. The groups want a wind farm on the mountain instead. Originally published by Gazette photo. (c) 2008 Charleston Gazette, The. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All rights Reserved.

2008-09-15 21:00:21

By Brian Farkas Carol Warren believes cooler heads need to prevail in the debate over how West Virginia's mountains are mined to feed a nation worried about energy. As a federal appeals court prepares to consider a case that could change mining in the state, Warren and the West Virginia Council of Churches are calling for prayer and fasting as a way of encouraging people to be temperate and peaceful regardless of how the court rules. "We aren't anti-mining," said Warren, who organized...

2008-09-08 15:00:33

Alexco Resource Corp. (TSX: AXR)(AMEX: AXU) ("Alexco") is pleased to announce the successful completion by Alexco Resource U.S. Corp. (a wholly owned subsidiary of Alexco) of an emergency pit lake treatment environmental services contract at the Barite Hill gold mine that was abandoned in the 1990s near McCormick, South Carolina. The pit lake contained about 60 million gallons of surface water and additionally impacted saturated waste rock fill areas, all of which contained highly...

2008-09-08 03:00:18

By Anonymous Silver Falcon Mining, Inc. has reached an agreement with Bill Earll of Earll Excavation Inc. to load and transport, the tailings from the "Belle Peck" adit, to Silver Falcon Mining Inc.'s mill in Melba. Earll Excavation will stockpile the ore at the mill in Melba. Earll Excavation has had a successful history of major road building and hauling of ore as a general contractor specializing in mine reclamation, wetlands construction and road building. Projects for Kinross-Del Mar...

2008-09-08 03:00:18

By Kasey, Pam MORGANTOWN - Developers of Longview, the 695-megawatt coal-fired power plant slated to go online north of Morgantown in 2010, have changed their plan for cooling water. Originally designed to use treated acid mine water from a nearby mine, the plant will instead pump water from the Monongahela River. "The mine water that we were looking to use is a lot dirtier than what they anticipated," said Longview General Manager Charles Huguenard. The first plan neatly solved...

2008-09-05 18:00:20

Rusoro Mining (TSX VENTURE: RML) is pleased to announce that it has formally completed landmark agreements with MIBAM to custom mill ore from various MINERVEN operations in the El Callao District and to officially begin processing the ore being developed at the Isidora Mine. - A series of contracts will allow Rusoro to process ore at Choco 10 for MINERVEN. The ore will include sands, tailings and other sources being evaluated from their various operations. The contracts have established...