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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Government Report Claims Federal Black Lung Program at Risk

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A recent report released by the United States Government Accountability Office (GAO) shows that the Black Lung Benefits Program is more than $4 billion dollars in debt. Further, the report also states that the Black Lung debt could increase...

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AISA Releases May SIMA Import Data

7.2.2018

Based on the Commerce Department’s most recent Steel Import Monitoring and Analysis (SIMA) data, the American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI) reports that steel import permit applications for the month of May totaled 2,943,000 net tons (NT)*. This was a...

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DEP Reminds Homeowners to Check for Mine Subsidence Risks

7.2.2018

Pennsylvania homeowners have new tools at their disposal to identify risks and insure their property from underground mine subsidence, thanks to a newly revamped website from the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP). The new website – www.pamsi.org –...

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MSHA Seeks Data on Technologies to Improve Safety Conditions for America’s Miners

7.2.2018

The U.S. s Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) has announced that it is seeking data on technologies that can improve safety conditions for America’s miners. MSHA’s request for Information (RFI) focuses on reducing accidents involving mobile equipment at surface...

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