Citizens Against Longwall Mining

Deer Run Mine

We are a group of central Illinois residents who have been fighting the Deer Run Coal Mine in Hillsboro, IL since 2004. We are opposed to coal mining practices such as longwall mining that destroy our fertile farmland, as well as coal ash and coal slurry disposal methods that threaten the health of our communities, lands and waters.

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More Damage at 15th and 9th

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Long shot from 9th Avenue. Brush has been cleared, ditching and tiling has begun.

The water accumulated in the low areas. The source is unsure but trenching began immediately.

Several large pieces of earth moving equipment were moved in to clear vegetation, trench and install tile that will move the standing water to the south to 9th avenue.

One large piece of equipment tipped over into the ditch.

Plat map of affected area.

Cracks in the Road

Subsidence from the Deer Run Longwall Mine has taken its toll on 15th Road near 9th Avenue. The photos below tell the rest of the story.

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15th road looking north from the bottom of the slope.

15th road looking South you can see the bathtub
effect. Water will accumulate in these low areas.

Longwall mining’s subsidence began on 9/13/12
with the first panel.

The cracks continue in the middle of the road as
well as along the side.

The field to the east of the road has subsided and
beginning to slope to the right side of the photo.