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Study of Area Where South Dakota Mine Collapsed to Begin in May

Apr 13 2021 // Experts from Montana Technological University will soon begin to analyze what lies underground in Black Hawk, S.D., neighborhood where homes have been evacuated because ground over an abandoned mine collapsed. A law firm...

Sustainable Investment Group Questions Liberty Mutual over Australia Coal Mine Plan

Apr 8 2021 // MELBOURNE – UNPRI, a United Nations-backed network that promotes sustainable investment, is reviewing the status of Liberty Mutual as a signatory after receiving a complaint that the U.S. insurer is backing a coal...

Environmental Officials Investigate Mine Discharge into W. Virginia Waterways

Mar 9 2021 // West Virginia environmental authorities said Friday that they are investigating the cause of highly acidic water flowing from a former mine complex to waterways in northern Preston County. Sediment and discharge 10 times...

Coal Company Blackjewel Ordered to Clean Up Kentucky Mine Site

Mar 8 2021 // Bankrupt coal company Blackjewel was ordered by a federal judge last month to clean up a Kentucky mine site. In a bankruptcy court ruling, Judge Benjamin Kahn said the Bell County site presented a potential threat and...

Upstream Mine Tailings Dams Pose Higher Risks of Instability: Study

Mar 5 2021 // The most widespread type of dam used to store mine waste is nearly twice as unstable as the average tailings facility, a global study showed on Friday, highlighting the risk of so-called “upstream” construction...

Family of West Virginia Gov to Pay $270K in Suit Over Mine Discharges

Feb 26 2021 // A coal company controlled by the family of West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice must pay $270,000 to a nonprofit land protection group and comply with selenium discharge limits under a settlement approved by a federal...

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