New coal cleaning plant approved for Somerset County

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The state approved funding to build a Coal Cleaning Plant in Somerset County.

The plant will be located in Shade Township and will be accessible by a new rail line.

The $2 Million grant was awarded to LCT Energy, and when it’s completed, the plant will process 400 tons of locally-sourced coal per hour.

The new plant will also bring new jobs to the area and is expected to create new job growth in mines.

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