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2013-01-09 12:21:32

HARRISBURG, Pa., Jan. 9, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Environmental Protection announced today it has finalized the process it will use for encouraging and reviewing proposals to use mine-influenced water, such as acid mine drainage, in oil and gas operations. The process is outlined in a white paper the agency released today. "Abandoned mines present Pennsylvania with one of its biggest environmental challenges," DEP Secretary Mike Krancer said. "This initiative,...

2012-10-29 07:22:28

SOMERSET, Pa., Oct. 29, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Quecreek Mine Rescue Foundation and the Windber Coal Heritage Center announced an agreement this week to consolidate equipment and other artifacts from the 2002 mine rescue at the visitors center at the rescue site in Somerset County. "Bringing together equipment and other artifacts from the Quecreek mine rescue in one place will further enhance our ability to educate the public about this incredible event," said William Arnold, Executive...

2012-07-21 02:20:07

SOMERSET, Pa., July 21, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The week of July 23-28 marks the 10th anniversary of the miraculous rescue of nine coal miners from the flooded Quecreek Mine near Somerset, Pennsylvania in 2002. The anniversary will be remembered in a week-long series of special events and commemorations culminating on July 28 with the anniversary ceremony at the mine rescue site. "The rescue was a miracle, there's no other way to describe it," said Bill Arnold, Executive Director of the...

2012-01-18 11:28:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., Jan. 18, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- 2011 marked the second straight year without a work-related fatality in Pennsylvania's underground and coal mining industries, Department of Environmental Protection Secretary Mike Krancer announced today. He noted that a combination of increased oversight, industry practices and a vigilant labor force played a crucial role in this safety achievement. "The mining industry is a vibrant and vital part of Pennsylvania's economy, and the...

2011-01-26 13:04:00

BERLIN, Pa., Jan. 26, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Center Rock, Inc. founder and president Brandon Fisher and his wife Julie, sales director, were among the 26 Americans who attended President Obama's 2011 State of the Union address last evening as guests of First Lady Michelle Obama. "The honor of being included in the group of guests for the State of Union Address was humbling, and something I never would have expected," said Brandon. "The recognition of Center Rock and our team would not be...

2011-01-03 13:43:00

First-Ever Year without a Fatality in PA Mines; New Mine Safety Law Making Difference HARRISBURG, Pa., Jan. 3, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- For the first time in the state's long history of mineral extraction, Pennsylvania's mines were free of fatalities last year--an achievement that Department of Environmental Protection Secretary John Hanger praised today, saying mines can be safe when there is an across-the-board commitment to safety. Pennsylvania's most recent mine fatalities...

2010-09-22 08:48:00

SOMERSET, Pa., Sept. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- The Quecreek Mine Rescue Foundation, in partnership with the Community Foundation for the Alleghenies, and Somerset Trust Company, are now accepting donations to help the families of the 33 miners trapped since August 5 in an underground coal mine in Chile. "Many visitors to the Quecreek Mine Rescue Site since the accident in Chile has asked how they can help the families of the trapped miners," said Bill Arnold, Director of the Quecreek Mine Rescue...

2010-07-15 10:22:00

SOMERSET, Pa., July 15 /PRNewswire/ -- On Saturday July 24, the Quecreek Mine Rescue Foundation will host the 8th Anniversary of the Quecreek Mine Rescue at the rescue site on the Arnold Farm in Somerset County. This year the anniversary will link two extraordinary events that happened in Somerset County just months apart -- the crash of Flight 93 on September 11, 2001 and the Quecreek Mine Rescue in July of 2002. "These two events -- the tragic crash of Flight 93 and the miracle of...

2010-01-28 12:42:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., Jan. 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Former Pennsylvania Governors Dick Thornburgh, Tom Ridge, Mark Schweiker, and U.S. Sen. Bob Casey, the son of late Gov. Robert P. Casey, will be featured as part of the State Bookstore's 2010 lecture stories at the State Museum in Harrisburg. The series will begin on Wednesday, Feb. 24. Former Gov. Thornburgh will discuss his autobiography, "Where the Evidence Leads." Thornburgh devotes six of the twenty chapters to his years as...

2009-08-05 13:01:00

Rescue Station Improves Emergency Response Time to Northern Bituminous Coal Fields MARION CENTER, Pa., Aug. 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Underground mine safety in Pennsylvania has been enhanced with the opening of a new mine rescue and training facility in Marion Center, Indiana County, according to Environmental Protection Secretary John Hanger. The new station brings Pennsylvania into compliance with federal rules enacted in the aftermath of the Sago Mine disaster in West Virginia that...