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2010-01-07 19:09:18

Group cites extensive scientific evidence of permanent environmental damage and risks to human health Based on a comprehensive analysis of the latest scientific findings and new data, a group of the nation's leading environmental scientists are calling on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S Army Corps of Engineers to stay all new mountaintop mining permits. In today's edition of the journal Science, they argue that peer-reviewed research unequivocally documents irreversible...

2009-10-30 16:17:00

Projects Will Remove Safety Hazards, Improve Water Quality in Susquehanna, Ohio River Basins HARRISBURG, Pa., Oct. 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Pennsylvania Environmental Protection Secretary John Hanger announced today that dangerous abandoned mine lands featuring steep cliffs, waste coal that pollutes streams, and exposed coal seams that can ignite will be cleaned up under nine contracts awarded during the third quarter of 2009. DEP awarded the contracts under programs that address the...

2009-08-06 16:00:00

BEAVERTON, Ore., Aug. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Cobb Rock Quarry, owned and operated by CalPortland Company, formerly known as Glacier Northwest, has been named the outstanding mine operator in Division 1 by Oregon's Department of Geology and Mineral Industries (DOGAMI). According to DOGAMI, the award is based on the "neat, orderly, stable and safe" development of the site. "We're very proud of our people and their record of safe and environmentally responsible management of Cobb Rock Quarry,"...

2009-05-21 10:00:00

Three Miles of Dangerous Highwalls, Coal Refuse Piles to be Eliminated HARRISBURG, Pa., May 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Dangerous abandoned mine lands with more than three miles of highwalls and large piles of mine spoil in Clearfield County will be reclaimed under a $1.8 million project announced today by Environmental Protection Secretary John Hanger. The project will control erosion at the 146-acre site in the village of Grassflat in Cooper Township to improve water quality entering...

2009-05-15 10:00:00

Projects Will Remove Safety Hazards, Improve Water Quality HARRISBURG, Pa., May 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Approximately 340 acres of dangerous abandoned mine lands containing steep cliffs, piles of waste coal that pollute streams, and exposed coal seams that can catch fire from burning trash will be cleaned up under 13 contracts awarded during the first four months of this year, according to Environmental Protection Secretary John Hanger. DEP awarded the contracts under programs that...

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2009-03-27 14:49:08

Volunteers in Kentucky are gathering to plant millions of trees in a massive reforestation project to undo the damages caused to Appalachian mining sites. Last week, about 70 volunteers came into Blackey, Kentucky as a part of the Appalachian Regional Reforestation Initiative, a movement led by the U.S. Office of Surface Mining to plant thousands of trees on lands that were left barren by coal mining projects. "We've got an estimated 741,000 acres in Appalachia that are barren," Sam Adams,...

2009-03-13 10:00:00

Lamberts Run, Stoneycreek River to Benefit from Improved Water Quality HARRISBURG, Pa., March 13 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Environmental Protection acting Secretary John Hanger today awarded a $361,000 Growing Greener grant to the Somerset County Conservation District to design and construct two mine drainage treatment facilities to abate historic mine discharges on Lamberts Run in Stoneycreek Township. Acidity and iron from the discharges have severely damaged aquatic life in Lambert's...

2009-03-03 09:00:00

Agency Invests $32 Million to Complete 57 Abandoned Mine Reclamation Projects HARRISBURG, Pa., March 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Environmental Protection acting Secretary John Hanger reported today that DEP completed 57 abandoned mine reclamation projects in 2008 that reclaimed more than 960 acres of mine-scarred lands and will restore life to dead streams. Hanger said abandoned mine lands endanger the public and limit economic development and recreational opportunities in former mining...

2009-01-29 15:26:00

Safety Hazard to be Eliminated at No Cost to Taxpayers HARRISBURG, Pa., Jan. 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Dangerous abandoned mine lands with threatening, 115-foot high cliffs and 15 acres of acidic spoil that pollute the Moshannon Creek in Clearfield County will be reclaimed as part of a re-mining project that significantly reduces the reclamation cost while providing at least 10 mining jobs. The Department of Environmental Protection will issue a surface mining permit to Junior Coal...

2009-01-07 10:26:00

ABBOTSFORD, BC, Jan. 7 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - ICS Copper Systems Ltd. (ICX:TSX.V) Following an evaluation of the NI 43-101 Report prepared by Coffey Mining on the sulphide mineral resource, and a verbal report from Coffey Mining on the oxide drilling program, the Board is of the opinion that the grade and the tonnage of the sulphide resource and oxide deposit will not support a mining operation and that further drilling will not significantly increase tonnage and grade. Results of the...


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