Pen Coal Corp – National Award – for reclamation of an underground mine entrance – Brief Article
Penn Coal Corp., Bluewaler Deep Mine No. 1, Wilsondale, W. Va.- This site received an award for reclamation of an underground mine entrance and the supporting surtace facilities. Closure included backfilling the mine entrance and associated highwall. A stream was reconstructed to natural conditions, and the entire area revegetated with native plants. With reclamation complete, the plants provide a habitat that prevents stream erosion, and enriches the wildlife of the area.
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