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Wellmore Wins at VMI Competition

The Virginia Mining Institute’s (VMI) Mine Rescue Competition has wrapped once again, and this year, the Wellmore Coal Red Ream from Buchanan County has taken the top spot as grand champion.

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Westmoreland’s Jewett Earns Reclamation Honor

The Jewett surface mine in Texas, owned by Texas Westmoreland Coal Co., has been given the 2015 Reclamation Award from the Railroad Commission of Texas (TRCT).

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Several Winners Announced at ICGCM

Dr. Stephen C. Tadolini has been selected as the 2015 recipient of the Syd S. Peng Ground Control in Mining Award for his long and distinguished career in the field of ground control and roof support as a manager, researcher and business developer.

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Coal Age Recognizes Top Performers at Longwall USA 2015

More than 2,000 people attended the 2015 Longwall USA International Conference & Exhibition that took place during June at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center in Pittsburgh. After Hal Quinn, president and CEO, National Mining Association, delivered the keynote address, Coal Age presented the 2015 Longwall USA Top Performers Awards to three longwall mine operators.

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Cordero Rojo Receives State of Wyoming Reclamation Award

More than 50,000 people have visited the Powell River projects to learn about mine reclamation.Cloud Peak Energy’s Cordero Rojo mine, located near Gillette, Wyoming, received the 2015 State of Wyoming Reclamation Award from the Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality, Land Quality Division for the successful restoration of the Belle Fourche River. The award was presented at the Wyoming Mining Association’s Annual Safety and Reclamation Banquet in Cody, Wyoming, on June 19.

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