NARM’s Geo-database

Located in Campbell County, Wyo., Peabody Energy’s North Antelope Rochelle mine (NARM) covers 46,000 permitted acres and produces more than 100 million tons per year. The mine consists of more than 400 compliance features, including pond structures, topsoil stockpiles, culverts, alternate sediment control measures, ground water monitoring wells and surface monitoring stations. Approximately 6,000 acres have been reclaimed, of which 4,800 acres have been approved for Phase I bond release under Wyoming’s regulatory program.

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Luminant’s Enhanced Grassland Bird Habitat

A new partnership with Texas Parks & Wildlife is planting the seed to help improve the state’s struggling grassland bird habitat.

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CONSOL Energy’s Customized ERIMS

CONSOL Energy needed to manage enormous amounts of field and laboratory generated monitoring data to be compliant as defined by its mining and other regulatory permits, and to act in an environmentally responsible manner.

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Lubrication Plans Pay Dividends

By Steve Fiscor, Editor-in-Chief

What most miners know is that a machine cannot be adequately lubricated unless the maintenance crew understands the equipment and the environment in which it operates.

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Enhanced Technology for Blocked Chute Detection

By Mark Kulp

In the current “high volume equals higher profits” mining world, is there any excuse for settling for less than the best technology for the detection of blockage in chutes? Installing point detection devices in transfer chutes for blockage detection is necessary as it is an inexpensive way of pre-empting a nasty chute blockage.

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