Red Cedar Surface Mine

From Global Energy Monitor

Red Cedar Surface Mine is a coal mining operation in Boone County, West Virginia, operated by Endurance Mining and owned by Massey Energy (now Alpha Natural Resources).

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Mine Data

  • MSHA ID: 4608683
  • Operator: Endurance Mining
  • Controller: Alpha Natural Resources
  • Union:
  • County: Boone
  • State: West Virginia
  • Latitude: 37.95
  • Longitude: -81.75
  • 2007 Production (short tons): 1,221,147
  • Coal Type: Bituminous
  • Mining Method: Surface
  • Mine Status: Active
  • Average No. of Employees: 153

Lawsuit

In December 2011, Alpha settled a lawsuit with the Ohio Valley Environmental Coalition, West Virginia Highlands Conservancy, and Sierra Club, ending a fight over selenium pollution at three mines. The plan calls for a $50 million cleanup effort and fines at the Twilight and Red Cedar operations in Boone County and the Kanawha Division along the Kanawha-Fayette county line.[1]

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