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Statement Regarding Twentymile Geology

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Statement Regarding Twentymile Geology16:44 EDT Tuesday, April 26, 2011ST. LOUIS, April 26, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The U.S. Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) has approved an interim plan for Peabody Energy's Twentymile Mine to resume longwall production, after the mine encountered unforeseen geologic conditions in early April.  The plan is conditional on no further geologic difficulties in the affected area, and MSHA and the company will continue to monitor progress.  CONTACT:Meg Gallagher(314) 342-7963SOURCE Peabody Energy