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Black Thunder wins reclamation award

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Arch Coal subsidiary, Thunder Basin Coal Co., recently earned top honours for reclamation excellence from the Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) and for surface mine safety from the State Mine Inspector at the Annual Wyoming Mining Association Convention.

The 2015 State of Wyoming Reclamation Award was presented to Thunder Basin's Black Thunder mine for its strong reclamation management and for its innovative use of GIS to track, monitor and advance reclamation and bond release.

In addition to earning the top state environmental award, Black Thunder mine was recognised for achieving the best safety performance among large surface mines in Wyoming, as measured by Lost-Time Incident Rate (LTIR).

Thunder Basin Coal Co. joins Arch subsidiaries in West Virginia and Colorado in receiving state honours for mine safety and environmental performance.

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