Bailey Mine

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Bailey Mine is an underground coal mine, operated by Consol Pennsylvania Coal Company, a subsidiary of Consol Energy, producing 12.7 million short tons per annum, near Graysville, Pennsylvania, United States.

The mine is part of the Pennsylvania Energy Complex with includes the Harvey mine and Enlow Fork Mine.

Location

The map below shows the location of the mine, near Graysville, in Greene county, Pennsylvania.

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Background

Bailey Mine is an underground operation in Graysville, Pennsylvania, owned by Consol Energy. In a 2007 media release CONSOL Energy announced that it had reached an agreement with Santee Cooper "to supply approximately 6.5 million tons for the 2007-2011 timeframe. The coal is expected to be shipped from CONSOL Energy's Bailey Mine to Santee Cooper's new Cross #3 and Cross #4 units that are based in South Carolina South Carolina."[1]

Lawsuits

In December 2012, Pennsylvania’s Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) sent a letter to Consol Energy stating its longwall mining operations in the state had irreparably damaged six streams. The DEP called further remediation attempts “futile,” and demanded the company compensate “for the loss of Commonwealth resources."

All six streams had suffered “flow loss” from Consol’s Bailey Mine, and In 2005, the Ryerson State Park lost its 62-acre Duke Lake when its dam cracked after a longwall machine had moved beneath the park. In April 2013, the DEP announced a multi-million-dollar settlement with Consol to repair the dam and re-open the lake.[2]

Mine Details

  • Owner: Consol Pennsylvania Coal Company
  • Parent company: Consol Energy
  • Location: Graysville, Greene county, Pennsylvania, United States
  • GPS coordinates: 39.9609, -80.4039
  • 2018 Production (short tons): 12,735,390[3]
  • Type of coal: Bituminous (Thermal)
  • Mine type: Underground
  • Equipment: Longwall, Continuous Mining
  • Number of employees: 455
  • Recoverable reserves: 245 million tonnes
  • Mine Status: Operating
  • Mine Depth: 600-1,000 ft
  • Start Year: 1984
  • MSHA ID: 3607230

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