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Two southeast Ohio mines could be forced to close
(2008-05-05)
(WOUB) - Coal mining company Murray Energy Corp. says two southeast Ohio mines could be forced to close over a dispute with the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency.

The mines are the American Energy Corp. Century Mine in Monroe County and the neighboring Ohio Valley Coal Co. Powhatan No. 6 Mine in Belmont County.

The mines employ about 1,000 workers.

Suburban Cleveland-based, privately owned Murray Energy is seeking a new coal preparation refuse site in Belmont County.

But the Ohio EPA says that plan puts at risk natural habitat for fish and a rare form of salamander.

The agency has proposed a denial of the water quality certification that would allow Ohio Valley Coal to use Casey Run in
the Captina Creek watershed.

Any final order can be appealed.
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