Anthracite, commonly known as hard coal, has been commercially mined and prepared in the Northeast Region of Pennsylvania for more than 150 years. Most Anthracite reserves are found in the five counties of Schuylkill, Carbon, Northumberland, Lackawanna and Luzerne Counties. The Anthracite coal fields extend 50 miles east and west and 100 miles north and south covering approximately 484 square miles. Current estimates show 4 to 6 billion tons of reserves of Anthracite left in the region.

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Nucor Announces Plans to Build $1.35 Billion Midwest Steel Plate Mill

3.4.2019

Nucor Steel, which has a major presence in Northeast Arkansas’ “steel corridor,” has announced a major multibillion-dollar steel mill investment in an unknown location in the Midwest part of the country. The announcement comes as the Charlotte, N.C.-based company continues...

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Steel Industry Claims Tariffs are Working

3.4.2019

Thomas J. Gibson, president and CEO of the American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI), recently reiterated the Institute’s support of steel tariffs and opposition to congressional legislation (Senate/House) introduced in February to eliminate those tariffs. Gibson warned that The...

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U.S. Mining Fatalities in 2018 Were Second Lowest on Record

3.4.2019

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) reports that 27 mining fatalities occurred in 2018 - the second lowest number ever recorded. Eighteen fatalities occurred at surface operations; nine occurred in underground mines. Approximately 250,000 miners work...

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Research Project Looking at Using Abandoned Mine Lands to Grow Hemp

3.4.2019

A partnership between Lackawanna Community College (LCC) and the non-profit group, U.S. Ecological Advanced Research & Conservation Hub (USEARCH) has been formed to explore potential industrial uses of Hemp. According to a news report in the Allentown Morning...

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