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Crown #3 Mine


Crown 3 Mine is an underground room and pillar operation in Montgomery and Macoupin County, IL, operated by Springfield Coal Company, LLC.

  • MSHA ID: 1102632
  • Controller: Gary J Ronald; Archibald C Parker
  • Coal Type: Bituminous
  • Mine type: Underground
  • Location: Macoupin County, IL
  • Address of Record: 2 Mine Avenue, Farmersville, IL  62533
  • Latitude: 39.43
  • Longitude: -89.7099990844727

Search for records on this mine at the Mine Safety and Health Administration website.

JANUARY 13, 2011:
Post-hearing comments for IEPA NPDES Permit due.
Public Notice.
Hearing Transcript.

Coal Slurry Injection
The mine was given by permission by Illinois regulators to inject coal slurry into the ground, despite the protests of citizens. Coal slurry is a byproduct of washing coal, and can contain arsenic, heavy metals, and other pollutants. In 2009, the Illinois Department of Natural Resources approved a request by Crown 3 owners to start injecting slurry in a different location. Permission at Crown 3 came in the form of an “insignificant permit revision,” meaning that a hearing and public notification weren’t required. The Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (IEPA) categorizes slurry injection wells as the sort used to get rid of non-hazardous waste, and no IEPA permit is required before operations begin. See “Activists raise concerns about coal mine slurry injection in Illinois” July 18, 2010.

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Activists raise concerns about coal mine slurry injection in Illinois

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