Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Mines Placed On Notice

{Washington, D.C.}…The federal Mine Safety and Health Administration announced Wednesday it has placed four mining operations in three states on notice for repeated violations of health and safety standards. The notices were for Pike Floyd Mining's No. 3 Mine in Pike County, Kentucky, Ten-Mile Coal's No. 4 Mine in Harrison County, West Virginia, Argus Energy WV LLC's Deep Mine No. 8 in Wayne County, West Virginia and the Noranda Alumina Gramercy Facility in St. James Parish, Louisiana. MSHA said that nonproducing mines, D&C Mining in Harlan County, Kentucky and the Hecla Mining's Lucky Friday Mine in Idaho, would be placed on notice once they return to active status. MSHA implemented new screening criteria for mines in 2010 to identify operations that have been subject to closure orders.