Peabody’s Wild Boar Mine Honored With National Reclamation Award
Peabody Energy’s Wild Boar mine recently received the 2018 National Reclamation Award for reclamation work on the Barren Fork Pit. Awarded by the Interstate Mining Compact Commission in the coal category, the award recognizes the company’s “dedication to the maintenance of environmental protection through efficient mining and reclamation practices.”
Wild Boar, located near Lynnville, Indiana, utilized innovation, efficiency and care to successfully reclaim the forest and wildlife area at the Barren Fork Pit, Peabody said. Soil replacement has been abundant at Barren Fork and enhancement of forest areas now includes a mix of wildlife habitat including water depressions, small impoundments, and many brush and rock piles. Raptors and other wildlife are already utilizing these reclaimed areas.