Longwall Effects  

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James Kinney Farmstead longwall mining damage pictures.

Diary Entry:

This is what I am having to contend with every time we get a cold night. Water was frozen Feb 18th and 19th again. No other water is available for the cattle than this. Note that there is an overflow (white pipe in middle of tank) that is supposed to keep enough water flowing to prevent freezing. OVCC has not been proactive in getting electricity to this site to prevent freezing. A heater coil is inside the tank but not connected. Our cattle are totally dependant on water from this one tank but before mining they had water from a 20 gallon a minute water tank I installed in 1977 and the overflow from that watered a wetland and a creek that is now dry.

Floyd Simpson

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