New Mine Safety Facility To Remain In Eastern Ohio

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The state's Department of Natural Resources says a new mine safety training center will remain in eastern Ohio near the site of the existing center.
The department's director, James Zehringer said recently that the new facility will be built across the street from the current facility in Cadiz in Harrison County. The director made the announcement after the annual Ohio Mine Safety Competition in Cadiz.
The department secured $2 million in the 2014 capital bill to build a simulated room and pillar mine for the new center.
Officials say the new center will include a simulated underground coal mine, training rooms and space to hold federally required mine safety competitions.
Locations considered for the new center were evaluated based on location, accessibility, cost, available utilities and development costs.