mining News

Oklahoma Residents Sue Company Over Fly-ash Pit

Residents in a southeast Oklahoma town have filed a lawsuit to close an old mining pit where fly ash from a nearby coal-powered plant is dumped. The Tulsa World reported in Wednesday’s editions that seven Bokoshe residents and others sued …

MSHA Efforts Aren’t Harming Industry Growth

The federal Mine Safety and Health Administration’s continuing crackdown on the coal industry hasn’t deterred the industry’s growth, director Joe Main said Friday. From April 2010 to June 2011, the number of underground mining employees grew by about 11 percent, …

MSHA: 64 Percent of Mines Lack Communications Gear

Government figures show the U.S. coal industry remains well short of meeting a 5-year-old congressional mandate to equip underground mines with high-tech communications and tracking gear. Mine Safety and Health Administration official Dave Chirdon says 192 of 529 coal mines …