Landowners located within one-half mile of the Foster South Surface Coal Mine Blasting site.

The following press release is to landowners located within one-half mile of the Foster South Surface Coal Mine Blasting Site, you are hereby informed of the current blasting schedule.

The blasting area consists of approximately 988 acres located in Bates county, Missouri, approximately ½ mile southeast of foster, Missouri and is described as a  portion of the NE ¼ of Section 24, T39N, R33W, Bates County Missouri.

The perimeter of the blasting area with county road access will be marked with appropriate signs. Detonation of explosives will continue from sunrise to sunset as determined by the U.S. Naval Observatory from December 15, 2017, to December 14, 2018.

Access to the blasting area is controlled by appropriate signs, barricades and authorized personnel.

The audible warning signal is as follows:

One (1) long warning sound five (5) minutes prior to blast: three (3) ten-second warning sounds one ( 1) minute prior to blast; and one (1) thirty-second all-clear signal following blast.

This information is provided for landowners located within one-half mile of the Foster South surface Coal Mine blasting site.

The blasting period is from December 14th, 2017 until December 15th, 2018.

( Information provided by Bates County Commissioners Office and Continental Coal, Inc.)

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