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Consol teams assess conditions in closed Blacksville mine

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Wednesday, March 27, 2013, 5:39 p.m.
 

Consol Energy Inc. said advance teams went into its Blacksville No. 2 mine on Wednesday to begin assessing its condition after a fire idled 650 workers and shut down the complex for more than two weeks.

Cecil-based Consol had said it believes the fire at the mine on the Pennsylvania-West Virginia border was “successfully extinguished” and that federal, state and union officials approved a plan to go back inside. Consol did not say when the mine may be reopened for production.

Blacksville No. 2 was evacuated on March 12 when smoke was detected coming from a shaft. The company said it pumped millions of gallons of water into the mine and sealed off the fire area.

The mine normally produces about 400,000 tons of coal each month.

Kim Leonard is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. She can be reached at 412-380-5606 or kleonard@tribweb.com.

 

 
 


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