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Energy and Environment Cabinet

Sediment pond below surface mine

Division of Mine Reclamation and Enforcement
2010 Commissioner's Award for Excellence in Mining Reclamation

In 1997, the DMRE launched an effort to formally recognize the outstanding level of reclamation being achieved by the Kentucky mining industry. The Commissioner’s Award for Excellence in Reclamation is given each year to companies that have distinguished themselves through their outstanding reclamation in three categories: coal mining, noncoal mining and abandoned mine land reclamation projects.

The winners of the Commissioner’s Award for Excellence in Reclamation for 2010 are: Alden Resources, Enterprise Coal, B & W Resources, Labco LLC and Dyson Creek Coal. The Quick Links on this page will give descriptions of each mine site, including photos.