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MINE SAFETY FACILITY
Ohio miners to get state-built training facility; $2 million set aside in capital budget
Reported by: Associated Press
Reported: Saturday, May 10, 2014 5:01 AM EDT
ST. CLAIRSVILLE, Ohio
The state's Department of Natural Resources plans to build a new mine safety training center in eastern Ohio.
A capital budget recently passed by the Legislature included $2 million to help build the facility.
The natural resources department says the center will include a simulated underground coal mine, training rooms and space to hold federally required mine safety competitions.
The agency is looking for about 10 to 15 acres of land for the center. Proposals for potential locations must be submitted by July 15. The pitches will be evaluated based on location, accessibility, cost, available utilities and development costs.
Online: Ohio Department of Natural Resources: http://bit.ly/1fSh6uD