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New Study Details Mining Industry Hearing Loss

A new study published in the American Journal of Industrial Medicine is the first to examine hearing loss prevalence and risk by industry within most mining sector industries; as well as the oil and gas extraction sector.

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ODNR’s Abandoned Mine Land Program Wins Award

The Ohio Department of Natural Resources’ (ODNR) Abandoned Mine Land (AML) Program has won the U.S. Department of the Interior’s (USDOI) Abandoned Mine Land Reclamation National Award for its work on the Dessecker Mine Project in Tuscarawas County. ODNR will be honored at the 2019 AML Reclamation Awards in Pittsburgh on Sept. 9.

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Construction Starts Increase; Highways Rise

At a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $849.6 billion, new construction starts in Julyadvanced 2% from the previous month, according to Dodge Data & Analytics. This marked the third consecutive monthly increase for total construction starts, following gains of 10% in May and 9% in June.

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Another Court Strikes Down Wetlands Proposal

A federal district judge has ruled an Obama administration-era wetlands regulation fails to comply with the law, handing the 2015 directive its second defeat since May, according to the American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA).

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