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Vermeer Surface Mining Technology Inducted into International Mining Technology Hall of Fame

February 25, 2015

Vermeer Corporation and the engineering team responsible for its surface mining technology was recently inducted into the International Mining Technology Hall of Fame. Vermeer is one of 15 inductees this year and was recognized for its innovative Terrain Leveler surface

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SUI Researchers Receive Award for Development of System that Reduces Breathable Dust in Coal Mines

February 25, 2015

An SIU coal safety research team has been nationally recognized for their development of a spraying system that reduces the amount of breathable dust in coal mines. The Society for Mining, Metallurgy and Exploration has given its Health and Safety

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Coal Shipments in Long-term Decline on Ohio, Kanawha Rivers in W. Va.

February 25, 2015

Coal shipments on the Ohio River were down at the northern and southern ends of West Virginia last year and up in the middle. Meanwhile, shipments on the Kanawha were less than in 2013. Tonnage at four of the seven

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BNI Coal Begins Moving Its Liberty Dragline to Center Mine Expansion Project, North Dakota

February 24, 2015

More than 700 tires rolling in unison will help carry a 9.5 million-pound piece of equipment to a central North Dakota coal mine’s new digging site. Using a method only done three or four times nationwide, BNI Coal is moving

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Mine Dump Failure at Rio Tinto’s Bingham Canyon Mine, Utah

February 23, 2015

At approximately 10:15 pm on February 15, 2015, the Bingham Canyon Mine experienced an isolated failure on one of the mine’s smaller southeast facing dumps. All material was retained on-site. A haul truck caught in the failure came to rest

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Boart Longyear Wins Safety Award from Saskatchewan Mining Association

February 23, 2015

Boart Longyear’s “safety first” approach to drilling has helped its team in Saskatchewan earn a 2014 SMA Safety Award from the Saskatchewan Mining Association (SMA). The SMA annually recognizes member companies that realized an injury rating of zero. The SMA

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Resolution to Rail Strike Reached in Canada

February 23, 2015

The Mining Association of Canada (MAC) reports that Canadian Pacific Railway and Teamsters Canada Rail Conference have agreed to a voluntary arbitration process. The federal government and all parties worked towards an efficient resolution to this work stoppage, ensuring the

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Changes ‘On the Table’ for Federal Carbon-Cutting Plan

February 23, 2015

A controversial federal plan to curtail heat-trapping carbon emissions from power plants may be revised before it is finalized this summer, Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy said this week. The so-called Clean Power Plan, which would set the first

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NMA’s Chris Hamilton Responds to Cecil Roberts’ Claims about Coal Jobs, Safety Act of 2015

February 23, 2015

A response to Cecil Robert’s claims about the coal jobs, Safety Act of 2015: Albert Einstein once defined insanity as “doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results” and for the past 83 years, the West

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Duke Energy, United States Reach Proposed Agreement on Dan River Coal Ash Spill, N.C.

February 23, 2015

Duke Energy has reached a proposed agreement with the U.S. government that, if approved, would close a federal investigation of its subsidiaries, Duke Energy Carolinas, Duke Energy Progress and Duke Energy Business Services, related to the Dan River coal ash

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