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Scholarship for Mining Given Out at ICGCM

The 2015 Kazem Oraee Scholarship for Mining award ($5,000) to promote underground mining engineering and more specifically, the ground control discipline, was presented at the International Conference on Ground Control in Mining (ICGCM) to Christopher Newman (WVU). He is working toward his doctorate degree at the University of Kentucky.

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Winners of Abandoned Mine Land Reclamation Awards Are Announced

The Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement (OSMRE) announced the winners of the 2015 Abandoned Mine Land Reclamation Awards, which honor the highest quality projects across the nation to reclaim abandoned coal mines. The Abandoned Mine Land Reclamation Awards recognize outstanding abandoned mine land reclamation projects carried out in the United States.

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Cordero Rojo Earns Federal Reclamation Honor

Cloud Peak Energy’s (CPE) Cordero Rojo surface complex in Wyoming has been given the 2015 Excellence in Surface Coal Mining Reclamation Award from the U.S. Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement (OSMRE), its fourth in six years.

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Beulah Mine Earns Reclamation Award

North Dakota Public Service Commission’s (PCS) Reclamation Division recognized Dakota Westmoreland Corp. (DWC), a subsidiary of Westmoreland Coal, with a 2015 state reclamation award. PSC handed down the honor at an awards luncheon September 30 to crews from DWC and the Beulah complex, which was recognized for taking special measures to preserve wooded draws in the active mining area of the property in Mercer County, northwest of Bismarck. The luncheon was part of the annual meeting of the Lignite Energy Council.

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Sarver Receives SME Grant

Emily Sarver, assistant professor of mining and minerals engineering at Virginia Tech, has received one of the first two nationwide Society for Mining, Metallurgy, and Exploration (SME) Career Development Grants.

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