EFH bankruptcy wouldn’t stop reclamation

Even if Luminant’s parent company files for bankruptcy, as has been forecast, the company would still have reclaimed land it has mined and must be bonded in order to keep mining.

That was the word from Don Montgomery of Luminant to the Luminant Community Advisory Panel (LCAP) last week in the Alcoa Lake Training Center.

Montgomery said the Texas Railroad Commission decides whether a mine company may self-bond or must purchase a bond to ensure reclamation be completed.

EMISSIONS—Environmental Services Director Rick Jeanes reported on the past year’s Toxic Release Inventory (TRI) and air emissions inventory.

He said both increased slightly in 2012, compared to 2011. Luminant’s Sandow TRI report is at and emissions inventory data is at airquality/point-source-ei/psei. html.

Power Generation Director Steve Parker said two recordable injuries occurred during the summer, but no reportable environmental injuries.

He said hiring has begun to replace some contract positions with employees. Information is available at

Mine Director Curtis Lightle said Three Oaks workers have gone more than a year without an injury requiring a doctor’s intervention

Next meeting of Luminant CAP will be April 14.

For more information about LCAP contact facilitator Diane Sheridan at 800-484-9212, code 4217, or

Local residents desiring information may also contact Bob Wilson at 512-446-5700 or John Hughes at 512-947-3857.

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