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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American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI) Reports Steel Imports Reach 25 Percent Market Share in November

1.2.2018

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 November totaled 2,850,000 net tons (NT)*. This was an...

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U.S. Records No Anthracite Imports for the Month of October

1.2.2018

According to the U.S. International Trade Commission (USITC), the United States did not receive any imports of foreign anthracite during the month of October 2017. This compares with October 2016 figures which showed 31,270 metric tons of...

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MSHA Offers Winter Safety Alert for Surface Mine Operators

1.2.2018

The U.S. Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) has issued its annual winter alert for surface mining operations. According to MSHA, examinations are your first line of defense. MSHA recommends the following actions: • Check high walls, benches, and roadways,...

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DEP Approves Statewide Water Clean Up Projects

1.2.2018

The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has announced it is funding106 projects to clean up local waters statewide. According to a news release issued by the Department, hundreds of communities, have been selected to receive funding through the...

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