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Dry Fork Mine

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  • Summary
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    Citations, Orders, and Safeguards
    Citations, Orders, and Safeguards
    Please Note: Western Fuels-Wyoming Inc has been the current operator since 4/1/1989

    Year 103(k) 104(a) 104(b) 104(d)(1) Proposed
    Penalties ($)
    Current Penalties ($) Amount Paid
    To Date ($)
    1995 0 5 0 0 250.00 250.00 250.00
    1996 0 9 0 0 3,312.00 2,525.00 2,525.00
    1997 0 2 0 0 100.00 100.00 100.00
    1998 0 4 0 0 205.00 205.00 205.00
    1999 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 0.00
    2000 0 1 0 0 55.00 55.00 55.00
    2001 0 2 0 0 55.00 55.00 55.00
    2002 0 4 0 0 338.00 338.00 338.00
    2003 0 2 0 0 115.00 115.00 115.00
    2004 0 1 0 0 60.00 60.00 60.00
    2005 0 5 0 0 300.00 300.00 300.00
    2006 0 1 0 0 60.00 60.00 60.00
    2007 0 1 0 0 100.00 100.00 100.00
    2008 0 3 0 0 300.00 300.00 0.00
    2009 1 9 0 0 1,258.00 1,258.00 100.00
    2010 0 3 1 1 42,765.00 42,765.00 0.00
    Note: Vacated Citations are not included in any reports on the DRS.

    Injuries, Hours Worked, and Production Totals
    Injuries, Hours Worked, and Production Totals
    Please Note: Western Fuels-Wyoming Inc has been the current operator since 4/1/1989

    Year Fatal Operator
    Injuries
    NFDL Operator
    Injuries
    Fatal Contractor
    Injuries
    NFDL Contractor
    Injuries
    Operator Hours
    Worked*
    Coal
     Produced 
    (tons)
    Operator Fatal
    Incidence Rate**
    Operator NFDL
    Incidence Rate**
    Mine Type
    National Fatal
    Incidence Rate**
    Mine Type
    National NFDL
    Incidence Rate**
    1995 0 2 0 0 96,002 3,587,171 0.00 4.17 0.0232 2.71
    1996 0 0 0 0 78,805 2,985,991 0.00 0.00 0.0082 2.33
    1997 0 0 0 0 16,985 914,668 0.00 0.00 0.0111 2.37
    1998 0 0 0 0 18,969 987,717 0.00 0.00 0.0057 2.25
    1999 0 0 0 1 24,189 1,219,590 0.00 0.00 0.0309 2.07
    2000 0 1 0 1 66,503 2,284,475 0.00 3.01 0.0233 2.24
    2001 0 0 0 0 110,412 4,029,100 0.00 0.00 0.0090 2.13
    2002 0 1 0 1 135,923 4,889,214 0.00 1.47 0.0180 2.29
    2003 0 2 0 0 124,425 4,363,683 0.00 3.21 0.0290 1.94
    2004 0 0 0 0 128,214 4,533,621 0.00 0.00 0.0121 1.76
    2005 0 0 0 0 127,077 4,093,611 0.00 0.00 0.0028 1.49
    2006 0 0 0 1 145,329 5,860,998 0.00 0.00 0.0189 1.35
    2007 0 0 0 0 151,963 5,303,516 0.00 0.00 0.0194 1.38
    2008 0 0 0 0 150,682 5,261,242 0.00 0.00 0.0102 1.25
    2009 0 2 0 0 148,911 5,233,980 0.00 2.69 0.0107 1.23
    2010 0 0 0 0 35,733 1,266,354 - - - -
    *   Hours worked and accidents & injuries now include office hours or accidents (subunit 99).
    ** Current rates are based on data available as of 2009 Quarter 4. For a further explanation, please see this.
  • MSHA Data


  • 2009 Sales to Power Plants

    NameControllerOperatorLocationTons Purchased
    Dave JohnstonMidAmerican Energy Holdings CoPacifiCorp-Rocky MtnConverse County, WY1397799
    Nearman CreekKansas City City ofKansas City City ofWyandotte County, KS874090
    Leland OldsBasin Electric Power CoopBasin Electric Power Coop-EastMercer County, ND255638
  • Production

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    Coal Loophole May Block SEK Revenue

    January 6, 2011

    As part of a deal to permit the construction of the Sunflower Power Plant in western Kansas, the Kansas legislature passed a bill requiring the plant to burn a mix of coal that included coal mined in state. However, now that the plant has been permitted, the Kansas Department of Health and Environment says that a loophole exempts Sunflower from burning any Kansan coal at all, and Sunflower’s permit says they’re only burning coal from the Powder River Basin.

    Legislators responsible for the law are not happy. “It does concern me, because that is part of the agreement and it’s why I voted for the bill. This provided jobs down here and I looked at the potential for those jobs… Here we go again, we’re getting treated like the red-headed stepchild” said Democrat Bob Grant, one of the authors of the bill. As for why? Sunflower Electric is partially controlled by the Western Fuels Association which runs the Dry Fork Mine in the Powder River Basin. WFA was unavailable for comment.

    Read article at http://www.gpace.org/news/coal-loophole-may-block-sek-revenue/

  • News
  • Dry Fork Mine – Annual Reclamation Report – 2000

    Reclamation records for 3/13/99 to 1/31/00. Permit 599-T3.

    /documents/dry-fork-mine-annual-reclamation-report-2000

  • Documents