A shared history of searching for environmentally responsible methods of coal mine reclamation has led to a new cooperative agreement between South Korea and West Virginia researchers.
Curt M. Peterson, president of WVU Research Corporation, and Jin-soo Lee, president of the Mine Reclamation Corporation of Korea (MIRECO), signed a formal agreement of cooperation on Monday (April 26) the result of more than seven years of work between researchers from South Korea and the U.S. They hope to assist each other in addressing common problems associated with mining.
Jeff Skousen, Ph.D., a research professor who specializes in land reclamation, soil and water conservation and watershed restoration in WVU’s Davis College of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Design, began working with reclamation scientists from South Korea in 2003 when Jae Yang, Ph.D., of the National University of Korea, visited Morgantown to learn more about West Virginia’s experiences in dealing with mining and mine reclamation activity.
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