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By Stefan Milkowski
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Usibelli thrives on coal exports in 2009

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Last updated 1/17/2010 at Noon

Increased interest in Alaska coal from buyers in Asia and Chile boosted exports from the Usibelli Coal Mine to record levels in 2009.

According to Steve Denton, vice president for business development for Usibelli Coal Mine Inc., exports jumped 54 percent to 803,572 metric tons last year, or roughly twice the mine's five-year average. The previous peak for exports totaled 723,000 metric tons i...

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