ST. LOUIS, July 20, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Foresight Energy LP (NYSE: FELP) ("Foresight") reported today that the Federal Mine Safety and Health Administration ("MSHA") and the State of Illinois Department of Natural Resources' Office of Mines and Minerals ("IDNR") have approved Foresight's plan to reenter and restore power to a portion of the Deer Run Mine. This will allow Foresight personnel to evaluate the ventilation and longwall mining systems and to address any needed rehabilitation to the underground facilities. This approval came after a thorough evaluation of the Mine atmosphere by Foresight, MSHA, and IDNR officials. Mine personnel will continue to monitor air quality in accordance with sampling protocols, as required by the reentry plan. Foresight continues to work with regulatory agencies for the purpose of fully resuming normal mining operations at the Deer Run Mine.
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Foresight is a leading coal producer in the Illinois basin region of the United States with control of over three billion tons of coal reserves currently supporting four mining complexes. Foresight's logistics give each of its mining complexes multiple modes of transportation to reach the end-users for its coal, including rail, barge and truck. Foresight serves both the domestic and international markets.
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