Arch Coal Inc. announced Monday that it is idling the Cumberland River Coal Co. complex in Wise County and Letcher County, Ky.
A total of 213 full-time positions will be eliminated, and the company “is taking steps to provide opportunities at other Arch subsidiaries where available,” the company said in a press release issued late Monday afternoon.
Cumberland River comprises two underground operations and related facilities. The mining complex previously shuttered two contract mines during the second quarter of 2013.
For complete details, see Tuesday's edition of the Coalfield Progress