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DEC 2017

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28 www.coalage.com December 2017 mine rescue continued When the paperwork was processed and the scores were tallied, Wellmore placed second out of 60 for the day. They had zero discounts and were less than three minutes behind the winner. Those results were kept from the contestants. Nonetheless, Altizer said, the team felt certain it was in the lead. "We thought we were first day one," he said. "Going into day two, we thought if we zeroed, we'd win it." That premonition only con- tributed to the pressure, Moore said. "Wanting to win it as bad as we did, we go home and sleep on it that night know- ing it is up to us to win it," he said. "If we zero again, we win." The pressure only mounted as the team waited in isola- tion to compete on day two, Altizer said. "I could feel the building shaking where they were locked up all day." Shaken, they didn't crack. They placed third that day with zero discounts and only a minute and a half from winning it. They were the only team to go both days with no discounts. On Thursday, the team placed fifth out of 65 in the Preshift Competition, but with the best time of the top five. The team was presented with the ti- tle of best overall at the closing banquet. Moore said the team was "ecstatic" at the result. "It is once in a lifetime," he said. 'We knew we had a chance going into it,' Shannon Moore, team captain, says. 'We just had to put up two zeroes.' Above: Moore takes vitals. (Photo: United Coal) At Somerset Environmental Solutions, Inc. we understand the environmental and eco- nomic pressures facing the mining indus- try today and are committed to using our patented Maelstrom Oxidizer ® to provide incredible cost savings and strict regulatory compliance for our customers. Our Mael- strom Oxidizer ® is a revolutionary system and method for transferring mass quantities of oxygen into poor quality raw water to oxi- dize and precipitate heavy metals. We are so sure our water remediation technology will benefit you, we offer a payment plan based on guaranteed cost savings. If these thresh- olds are not met, you don't pay! After install- ing a carefully sized Maelstrom Oxidizer ® , chemical costs are typically cut between 40 and 80 percent. We have seen budgets scaled back significantly and, in a few cases, a com- plete cessation of chemical use! Check us out at www.somersetenvironmental.com. In the fall of 2015, SES was formed and joined forces with Somerset Coal Inter- national, a company that offers unique technology in the field of fine coal recov- ery. See how its Sub325 ® fine coal recov- ery system is creating a whole new reve- nue stream for mining companies. Visit www.somersetcoal.com Breathing life into polluted waters. Recent Installation of 6' x 4' x 5' MO System with 7.5 Hp Blower COMPANY PROFILE-PAID ADVERTISEMENT

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