Under the plan approved by the Federal Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) Foresight Energy has resumed longwall mining operations at its Deer Run Mine in Pennsylvania. These operations will continue over several days until it reaches a location where the longwall can be safely recovered and relocated to a new longwall district.
The company is working with regulatory agencies to complete this longwall move and to eventually resume normal longwall mining operations at the Deer Run Mine.
Once this longwall move is finished, the current longwall district will be sealed and the company will use continuous mining machines to resume development of the next longwall district in a new area of the mine.
Edited from press release by Harleigh Hobbs
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