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Southern Illinois coal plants could idle after electricity price drop

By Jacob Barker, St. Louis Post-Dispatch

May 4, 2016

Blaming a recent electricity auction that it says failed to cover its costs, the largest power plant owner in downstate Illinois is threatening to shutter approximately 30 percent of the power plant capacity in the region.Houston-bas...

Coal safety researchers rewarded

By Jessica Brown, @BrownJessicaJ

February 22, 2015

An SIU coal safety research team has been nationally recognized for their development of a spraying system that reduces the amount of breathable dust in coal mines.The Society for Mining, Metallurgy and Exploration has given its Health and Safety Research and Educational Excellence Awar...

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