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2014-06-12 23:05:49

Transparency Market Research published a new report "Global Surface Mining Market: Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast 2013 - 2019" to its report store. Browse the full report: http://www.transparencymarketresearch.com/surface-mining-market.html. Albany, New York (PRWEB) June 12, 2014 With the ever rising demand for the minerals and metals, the need for surface mining is increasing and has led to a direct positive effect on the surface mining market. According to...

2014-02-10 16:22:52

BRISTOL, Va., Feb. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Alpha Natural Resources, Inc. (NYSE: ANR), today announced that the United States Attorney's Office for the Southern District of West Virginia (USAO SDWV) has closed the Non-Prosecution Agreement (NPA) the company entered into on Dec. 6, 2011. On April 5, 2010, an explosion at the Upper Big Branch Mine (UBB), operated by a subsidiary of Massey Energy Co., claimed the lives of 29 miners. Alpha Natural Resources acquired Massey Energy more than a...

2014-02-03 16:22:15

BRISTOL, Va., Feb. 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Alpha Natural Resources (NYSE: ANR), a leading U.S. coal supplier, is pleased to announce that four of its affiliate operations have been honored by the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection and the West Virginia Coal Association for exemplary performance in protecting the environment, reclamation, reforestation, community outreach and enhancing post-mining land use. The awards were presented during the 41st annual West Virginia...

Surface Mining Environmental Cost
2013-09-12 10:02:17

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online To satiate the United States’ fierce appetite for coal, miners often utilize a tactic called surface mining, which involves stripping away rock and topsoil to access the fossil fuel below. According to a new report from researchers from Duke University just published in the journal PLOS ONE, coal retrieved from the Earth through surface mining comes at a significant cost to the ecosystem. Study researcher Brian D. Lutz, currently...


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