ST. LOUIS, April 5, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Patriot Coal Corporation (NYSE: PCX) today announced that it received the annual Interstate Mining Compact Commission National Mine Reclamation Award in the Coal Category. The award was presented for reclamation of land at the Company's Patriot Surface Mine in the Bluegrass complex, located in Henderson County, Kentucky. In particular, the reclamation of this site included significant acreage that will become part of the Henderson County Park system, as well as nearly 800 acres of prime farmland.
"We are pleased to be recognized once again for first-rate reclamation efforts," stated Patriot President and Chief Executive Officer Richard M. Whiting. "Patriot is committed to restoring land to benefit neighboring communities for future generations. It is our hope that this park will be frequently visited and enjoyed by Henderson County residents for years to come."
About Patriot Coal
Patriot Coal Corporation is a leading producer and marketer of coal in the eastern United States, with 14 active mining complexes in Appalachia and the Illinois Basin. The Company ships to domestic and international electricity generators, industrial users and metallurgical coal customers, and controls approximately 1.9 billion tons of proven and probable coal reserves. The Company's common stock trades on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol PCX.
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