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Large Crowd Gathers to Celebrate the Goff Mine Reclamation

Posted: Friday, August 27th, 2010 at 6:26 am
Author: KNIA/KRLS News-Samantha Smith

Around 80 area residents joined Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey southeast of Knoxville Wednesday to celebrate the Goff Mine Reclamation project. The field day event offered attendees an opportunity to take hayrack tours of the project to observe before and after aspects of the reclamation process. Also included were exhibits on coal mining, the history of the site and an opportunity to learn more about the unique partnership between the private landowners, local conservation groups and government agencies who are working to reclaim the site.