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Ind. congressman supports simulated coal mine

– U.S. Rep. Larry Bucshon is throwing his support behind a proposal to build Indiana’s first simulated coal mine for miner safety training.

The Indiana Republican who represents southwestern Indiana’s coal country joined coal industry, utility and other government officials Friday at a Vincennes University coal summit.

Buchson says the goal “is to enhance mine safety so that we don’t have to train miners on the job” by developing a simulated coal mine in Indiana.

Currently, the closest simulated coal mines to Indiana are located in Madisonville, Ky., and Rend Lake, Ill. Vincennes University has pledged $250,000 for the project.

But Bucshon says the money needed to develop a simulated coal mine for safety training in Indiana will come from a combination of federal, state, industry and university dollars.

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