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Thursday, June 13, 2013

coal reclamation project discussion

Ligonier Township residents voiced their concerns about a land reclamation project on Tuesday during Coal Loaders Inc.'s public hearing at the township supervisors meeting.

The project, if approved, will mine coal and restore the land on private property near Tosh Road.

Dave Bridge, who lives adjacent to the property, asked how brush from the project would be burned. Coal Loaders Inc. engineer Mark Klonicke said the company plans to use an air curtain destructor to efficiently burn the brush, which he described as a “big fan and a big pipe” that directs air to the area being burned and destroys the material faster.

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