mining http://news.stlpublicradio.org en With Trials Looming, Missouri Lead Giant Hopes Legislature Will Limit Liability http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/trials-looming-missouri-lead-giant-hopes-legislature-will-limit-liability <p>A lead mining company is heading to trial next month, but this week, they’re hoping to hedge their bet.</p><p>The Missouri legislature passed a bill earlier this year that would limit the amount of damages the Doe Run Company would have to pay if a jury found the company guilty of negligence. G<span style="line-height: 1.5;">overnor Jay Nixon vetoed the bill, but Republican lawmakers are aiming for an override this week.</span></p><p><em>Updated 9/13/13 10:33 AM</em></p> Tue, 10 Sep 2013 09:00:00 +0000 Chris McDaniel 29753 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org With Trials Looming, Missouri Lead Giant Hopes Legislature Will Limit Liability Miners Protest In St. Louis Over Effects Of Patriot Coal Bankruptcy http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/miners-protest-st-louis-over-effects-patriot-coal-bankruptcy <p>Hundreds of miners from across the country protested outside of St. Louis-based Peabody Energy on Tuesday.</p><p>The miners are accusing Peabody of orchestrating a bankruptcy in order to skip out on pension and healthcare benefits owed to some 10,000 retirees and their dependents.</p><p>At the heart of the dispute is Patriot Coal Corp., which was created by Peabody as a stand-alone company in 2007.&nbsp; In creating Patriot, Peabody also transferred a hefty chunk of Peabody’s outstanding pension obligations onto Patriot’s books.</p> Tue, 29 Jan 2013 17:37:02 +0000 Adam Allington & Kelsey Proud 8782 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Miners Protest In St. Louis Over Effects Of Patriot Coal Bankruptcy EPA Receives Funding For Lead Clean-Up In Madison County http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/epa-receives-funding-lead-clean-madison-county <p>The <a href="http://www.epa.gov/">U.S. Environmental Protection Agency</a> announced today clean-up methods it will take on a former mining site in Madison County.</p><p>The Madison County Mines Superfund site is part of the Old Lead Belt, where the mining of heavy metals began in the 1700s. The nearly 500-square-mile area is contaminated by <a href="http://www.epa.gov/lead/pubs/learn-about-lead.html#effects">lead</a>, a highly-toxic metal that can wreak havoc on organs and tissues in the human body.</p> Fri, 28 Sep 2012 11:30:00 +0000 Tina Eaton 4727 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org EPA Receives Funding For Lead Clean-Up In Madison County Arch Coal agrees to pay $2M to settle pollution lawsuit http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/arch-coal-agrees-pay-2m-settle-pollution-lawsuit <p><em>Updated 1:02 p.m. with company comment</em></p><p>Arch Coal Inc. will pay $2 million to settle a lawsuit over selenium pollution in West Virginia waterways.</p><p>The environmental groups that sued last year say the deal holds the St. Louis-based company responsible for past damage and prevents more.</p><p>Arch spokeswoman Kim Link said Monday the case involves five discharge points and subsidiaries Coal-Mac Inc. and Mingo Logan Coal Co.</p><p>She says Arch will install treatment systems and take other precautions to ensure consistent compliance with pollution limits.</p> Mon, 03 Oct 2011 15:42:24 +0000 The Associated Press 2171 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Arch Coal agrees to pay $2M to settle pollution lawsuit EPA lists Washington County Lead District-Furnace Creek as Superfund site http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/epa-lists-washington-county-lead-district-furnace-creek-superfund-site <p>The <a href="http://www.epa.gov/">U.S. Environmental Protection Agency</a> has added the <a href="http://www.epa.gov/superfund/sites/npl/nar1830.htm">Washington County Lead District-Furnace Creek</a> site in <a href="http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&amp;source=embed&amp;hl=en&amp;geocode=&amp;q=Washington+County,+Missouri&amp;aq=&amp;sll=37.781569,-90.574036&amp;sspn=0.757595,0.998383&amp;ie=UTF8&amp;hq=&amp;hnear=Washington,+Franklin,+Missouri&amp;ll=37.868349,-90.678406&amp;spn=0.756705,0.998383&amp;z=10&amp;iwloc=A">Washington County, Missouri</a>, to the federal <a href="http://www.epa.gov/superfund/sites/npl/">Superfund National Priorities List (NPL)</a>.</p><p>The NPL is a list of the nation&#39;s hazardous waste sites with the highest priority for cleanup.</p><p> Tue, 08 Mar 2011 22:24:50 +0000 Véronique LaCapra 681 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org EPA lists Washington County Lead District-Furnace Creek as Superfund site Arch Coal to pay $4M, alter mining to curtail pollution http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/arch-coal-pay-4m-alter-mining-curtail-pollution <p>Federal officials say <a href="http://www.archcoal.com/">Arch Coal</a> will pay $4 million in fines and change some mining practices to settle <a href="http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/epa-revokes-permit-arch-coal-mine-w-va">alleged Clean Water Act violations</a> in Virginia, West Virginia and Kentucky.</p><p>The deal announced Tuesday is between St. Louis-based Arch, the <a href="http://www.epa.gov/">Environmental Protection Agency</a> and the Department of Justice.</p> Tue, 01 Mar 2011 18:12:51 +0000 The Associated Press 626 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Arch Coal to pay $4M, alter mining to curtail pollution EPA revokes permit for Arch Coal mine in W. Va. http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/epa-revokes-permit-arch-coal-mine-w-va <p>In addition to <a href="http://www.npr.org/2011/01/14/132910360/safety-system-dysfunctional-before-mine-blast">the story about mining</a> you may have heard on NPR's All Things Considered this evening, a St. Louis-based coal company, <a href="http://www.archcoal.com/">Arch Coal</a>, is in some trouble for one of their mines in West Virginia.</p><p>The <a href="http://www.epa.gov/">U.S. Environmental Protection Agency</a> is making good on a 9-month-old threat and revoking a permit for West Virginia's largest mountaintop removal mine.</p> Sat, 15 Jan 2011 00:19:59 +0000 Kelsey Proud 334 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org EPA revokes permit for Arch Coal mine in W. Va.