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This site is host to a number of reference materials pertaining to coal impoundments. We are currently developing Best Practices for building and maintaining them.
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Image of an arrow. Buffalo Creek Flood
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Image of an arrow. Impoundment Study
 
Image of an arrow. On Oct. 11, 2000, Martin County Coal Corp.'s coal waste impoundment broke through and released 250 million gallons of slurry in Inez, Ky., burying parts of the community under 7 feet of coal sludge.
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Image of a man holding a handful of coal. DTE PepTec®

The PepTec® Process applies a reagent in a high-energy environment to break the surface bonds between coal particles and clay-sized impurities. The reagent is non-toxic and safe for the environment. Once the bonds are broken, the coal particles are recovered by conventional fine coal cleaning processes.

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