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Patriot Coal receives reclamation award

World Coal,

Patriot Coal Corp. has announced that the Samples opencast mine in the Paint Creek complex was presented the Valley Fill Construction – Southern Region award for exemplary construction of a valley fill, while protecting the environment through innovative engineering and reclamation techniques that minimised sedimentation and quickly established vegetation. 

The award was presented by the West Virginia Coal Association in conjunction with the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection.

"Restoring the land to provide long-lasting benefits to our neighbouring communities is one of Patriot's key goals," stated Patriot Executive Vice President – Operations Michael D. Day.  "We are honoured to be recognised for this important reclamation project, and want to thank our employees for their dedication to preserving our environment for future generations."

Adapted from press release by Sam Dodson

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