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CONSOL Energy Unveils State-of-the-Art West Virginia Advanced Water Treatment Plant

Stocks in this article: CNX

PITTSBURGH, July 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- CONSOL Energy Inc. (NYSE: CNX) today reinforced its support for coal mining in northern West Virginia and expanded its growing Water Division during a dedication ceremony of its new Northern West Virginia Water Treatment Plant, an advanced water treatment facility near Mannington, West Virginia.

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The new facility, which is CONSOL Energy's 103 rd water treatment operation, is designed to treat a maximum flow of 3500 gallons per minute of mine water.  The sources of the water are from underground mine areas of CONSOL Energy's Blacksville #2, Loveridge, and Robinson Run mining operations. The mine water is pretreated at these locations for metals removal prior to conveyance through approximately 34 miles of pipeline spanning virtually three West Virginia counties to the new centralized treatment facility.

"This facility is significant to CONSOL Energy and West Virginia on many levels.  First and foremost, it allows CONSOL Energy to sustain our investment in our longwall mining operations and the numerous family-sustaining jobs required to support those operations in northern West Virginia for the next twenty to thirty years,"  commented Nicholas J. DeIuliis, President of CONSOL Energy.  "It also supports our transformation into a truly diversified energy company.  When we launched the Water Division one year ago, we laid out our strategy of identifying synergies across our operations to streamline operations, convert liabilities into assets, and minimize our environmental footprint.  The Northern West Virginia Advanced Water Treatment Facility is a testament to how rapidly technology has been developed to address energy industry needs and how CONSOL Energy has adapted so we can continue to deliver on our core values of safety, compliance and continuous improvement."

"This water treatment facility will allow CONSOL to continue its mining operations while helping to protect our state's waterways and, in turn, keep West Virginians on the job," Gov. Tomblin said at the dedication ceremony. "Innovations like this plant, keep West Virginia on the forefront of meeting our nation's energy needs while continuing to improve efforts to protect the environment."

The chosen design of the new facility is based on a Zero Liquid Waste (ZLW) treatment process, which is comprised of a raw water pretreatment system, a reverse osmosis membrane system, evaporation and crystallization of reverse osmosis reject, and ancillary support systems.  The residuals from the treatment process, including softening sludge and mixed salts, will be disposed of in an on-site landfill.  As a result, no liquid or solid waste from the water treatment operations will leave CONSOL Energy's property.

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