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Midwest Minerals receives reclamation award
The Kansas State Conservation Commission (SCC) awarded Midwest Minerals, Inc. the 2008 Governor’s Mined Land Reclamation Award for reclamation work done at its Pittsburg Quarry. The award is part of the Mined Land Reclamation Program administered by the SCC to raise awareness of the standards of reclaiming land disturbed in mining all minerals in Kansas, excluding coal and gas. It recognizes excellence in reclamation, restoration, beautification, community relations, and environmental enhancement, and promotes public awareness of positive mining practices and the mining industry’s commitment to protect the environment.
The original Pittsburg Quarry had a total of 80 permitted acres, 60 of which have been reclaimed to include a lake and wildlife habitat with a goal to create a post-mine area that blends in with the surrounding land uses.
The award was presented by U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius, the former governor of Kansas. Midwest Minerals’ President and CEO Steve Sloan and Kansas State Senator Bob Marshall accepted the award on behalf of all the company’s employees.
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