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Southern Illinois coal mine subsidence to be discussed at gathering

The Illinois Coal Museum at Gillespie is sponsoring a mine subsidence presentation at the Collinsville Memorial Library Center on Thursday, Nov. 30, from 6 to 8 p.m.

The title of the presentation is: “Southern Illinois Coal Mine Subsidence: Myths, Facts & Solutions.”

marino jerryThe presentation is free to the public.

Dave Tucker, curator of the coal museum at Gillespie will be the moderator for the evening.

Presenters include:

– Dr. Jerry Marino, P.E., D.GE, president, Marino Engineering Associates Inc., St. Louis (shown)
– Brent Guttmann, P.E., Illinois Department of Natural Resources, Office of Mines & Minerals
– Kathy Moran, Industry Relations/Consumer Education manager, Illinois Mine Subsidence Insurance Fund

Mine subsidence has been a significant issue in Southern Illinois. As the coal mines of the 1800s continue to age, the likelihood of subsidence increases. The evening’s presentations will include Metro East mining history, an overview of mining, mine collapse, surface subsidence, subsidence damage and remediation. In addition, information will be presented on the Illinois Emergency Program and on Mine Subsidence Insurance.

The Collinsville Memorial Library Center is located at 408 W. Main St., Collinsville.

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