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2 years 11 months ago

May Day mine gets conditional approval

HESPERUS, Colo. (AP) - The Colorado Division of Reclamation, Mining and Safety is recommending a conditional permit to operate the May Day gold and silver mine that is drawing flak from opponents. La Plata County Commissioner Wally White called the state officials' recommendation Tuesday a big mistake. According to the...

3 years 5 months ago

Search continues for missing Idaho miner

MULLAN, Idaho (AP) - Mining company officials in northern Idaho have brought in a remote-controlled digging machine to help search for a missing worker. Officials have not had contact with 53-year-old Larry Marek, who's a mile below the surface, since a tunnel collapsed deep inside the Lucky Friday Mine on...

3 years 8 months ago

Tainted water found near Colorado mine

Water near a western Colorado mine has been found to be contaminated. The Denver Post reports that the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment has ordered U.S. Energy Corp. to clean up contamination at the Mount Emmons mine near Crested Butte. State health inspectors found cadmium, aluminum, zinc...

3 years 11 months ago

Chile mine driller from Colorado

The man who operated the drills to reach the trapped miners in Chile is a contractor from Colorado. Jeff Hart was drilling water wells for the U.S. Army in Afghanistan when he got the call to fly to help in the mine rescue. He spent the next 33 days...

4 years 2 months ago

Four mine supervisors face charges

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - Federal prosecutors say four Massey Energy Co. supervisors have been charged with crimes stemming from a fatal fire at a West Virginia mine in 2006. Booth Goodwin, U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of West Virginia, says the men are accused of failing to conduct...

4 years 4 months ago

Surprise inspections must remain a surprise

A federal judge has ordered a Kentucky mining company to stop alerting miners to surprise inspections by federal regulators. U.S. District Judge Gregory Van Tatenhove in London, Ky., issued the order Friday barring Manalapan Mining Co. from warning underground miners that inspectors are on site. The tips are a...

4 years 5 months ago

Dogs rescued from Teller County mine

Three dogs trapped in a mine in Teller County are now free. The dogs were able to leave the mine on their own and were captured by the Teller County Animal Control. According to a statement released Thursday, the dogs were in good shape. They were returned to their owner,...

4 years 9 months ago

Lawmakers want public input into uranium mine

Two members of the state's congressional delegation are urging federal officials to involve the public as they consider any permits for a proposed uranium mine in northern Colorado. U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet and Rep. Betsy Markey have sent a letter to the regional office of the Environmental Protection Agency saying...

5 years 2 weeks ago

Rockslides at the mine scar

Last December the Pike View Quarry had a major rockslide that shut down operations at the enormous mine. Sunday evening, another rockslide created havoc on the mountain. "Apparently with all of the rain we've had, mother nature isn't done yet." says Mac Shafer with Transit Mix Aggregates. The heavy...

5 years 2 weeks ago

EPA identifies 79 coal mine permits for review

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has identified 79 coal mine permit applications in four Appalachian states for additional scrutiny. The agency said Friday it wants to make certain the proposed surface mines won't cause water pollution and violate the Clean Water Act. The mines are in West Virginia, Kentucky, Ohio...

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