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Rosebud Mine&Crusher/Conveyor

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  • Summary
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    Citations, Orders, and Safeguards
    Citations, Orders, and Safeguards
    Please Note: Western Energy Company has been the current operator since 4/30/2001

    Year 103(k) 104(a) 104(b) 104(d)(1) 107(a) Proposed
    Penalties ($)
    Current Penalties ($) Amount Paid
    To Date ($)
    1995 0 7 0 0 0 504.00 504.00 504.00
    1996 0 3 0 0 0 458.00 458.00 458.00
    1997 0 26 2 0 0 1,966.00 1,966.00 1,966.00
    1998 0 17 0 0 0 993.00 993.00 993.00
    1999 1 2 0 0 0 110.00 110.00 110.00
    2000 0 8 0 0 0 702.00 440.00 440.00
    2001 0 1 0 2 0 5,055.00 2,121.00 2,121.00
    2002 0 20 0 0 0 1,206.00 1,206.00 1,206.00
    2003 1 5 0 0 0 300.00 300.00 300.00
    2004 0 15 0 0 0 900.00 900.00 900.00
    2005 0 6 0 0 0 624.00 624.00 624.00
    2006 0 23 0 0 0 2,999.00 2,999.00 2,999.00
    2007 0 3 0 0 0 1,996.00 1,996.00 1,996.00
    2008 0 19 0 0 2 11,108.00 10,430.00 10,430.00
    2009 0 30 0 0 1 9,644.00 9,644.00 9,544.00
    2010 0 6 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 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 Energy Company has been the current operator since 4/30/2001

    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 10 0 1 700,673 11,634,859 0.00 2.85 0.0232 2.71
    1996 0 9 0 0 518,068 7,740,266 0.00 3.47 0.0082 2.33
    1997 0 8 0 0 547,292 9,125,043 0.00 2.92 0.0111 2.37
    1998 0 6 0 0 568,190 10,527,056 0.00 2.11 0.0057 2.25
    1999 0 8 0 0 615,197 10,621,638 0.00 2.60 0.0309 2.07
    2000 0 10 0 1 641,539 10,430,858 0.00 3.12 0.0233 2.24
    2001 0 5 0 0 607,773 11,246,730 0.00 1.65 0.0090 2.13
    2002 0 9 0 0 550,742 10,015,036 0.00 3.27 0.0180 2.29
    2003 0 4 0 0 589,872 11,034,262 0.00 1.36 0.0290 1.94
    2004 0 10 0 0 687,083 12,664,823 0.00 2.91 0.0121 1.76
    2005 0 5 0 0 768,722 13,376,542 0.00 1.30 0.0028 1.49
    2006 0 12 0 0 765,775 12,731,701 0.00 3.13 0.0189 1.35
    2007 0 8 0 0 821,739 12,583,084 0.00 1.95 0.0194 1.38
    2008 0 8 0 0 869,159 13,052,713 0.00 1.84 0.0102 1.25
    2009 0 6 0 0 779,836 10,331,684 0.00 1.54 0.0107 1.23
    2010 0 1 0 0 216,933 3,138,863 - - - -
    *   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
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    2009 Sales to Power Plants

    NameControllerOperatorLocationTons Purchased
    ColstripPPL CorpPPL Generation LLCRosebud County, MT8081926
    Clay BoswellALLETE IncMinnesota Power IncItasca County, MN1505033
    Sherburne CountyXcel Energy IncNorthern States Power CoSherburne County, MN262327
  • Production
  • Montana agency challenged over coal mine permit

    April 18, 2012

    The Sierra Club and the Montana Environmental Information Center (MEIC) filed a federal lawsuit Tuesday, April 17th, over a proposed coal mine expansion in Montana. The two environmental groups argue, the state needs to consider potential future damage to water supplies of nearby property owners.

    The lawsuit targets a pending application to the Montana Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) by Colorado-based Westmoreland Coal Co. for its Rosebud Mine near Colstrip. The plaintiffs are seeking a court order requiring MDEQ to make Westemoreland address water quality issues before approving the mine expansion.

    The MDEQ said, the agency attempted to meet with plaintiffs before the lawsuit but any negotiations were avoided.

    The plaintiffs said, they would rather negotiate with the backdrop of litigation.

    Read article at http://www.greatfallstribune.com/article/20120418/NEWS01/204180302/Montana-conservationists-say-water-quality-near-coal-mines-needs-protection

    Montana Coal Board doles out nearly $500,000

    December 5, 2010

    The Montana Coal Board met in Billings and handed out nearly a half-million dollars in grants to a number of organizations, most notably $160,000 to the Northern Cheyenne tribe to help fund a renovation to house a new administrative building, and $118,000 to the city of Colstrip to help them repair one of the major roads used by the Colstrip mine and several coal-fired power plants.

    The Montana Coal Board takes a portion of the taxes the state receives from mining and puts them to use helping communities with the cost of mining-related infrastructure in Eastern Montana.

    Read article at http://billingsgazette.com/news/state-and-regional/montana/article_ea2b1634-69cf-50f1-92af-14d0d708a8af.html

    Book Review: “Colstrip, Montana.” The Tragedy of an American Coal Plant

    October 16, 2010

    Colstrip, Montana is a book by native Montanan photographer David T. Hanson that documents the effects of the Rosebud mine on the region around Colstrip from the 80s to the present. Featuring 81 color photographs wrapped by an introduction and conclusion, this book shows the mine from the ground, from the air, up close and from a distance.

    Read article at http://www.treehugger.com/files/2010/10/book-review-colstrip-montana-the-tragedy-of-an-american-coal-plant.php

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