Oct. 24 — Three Oaks Mine was purchased by Luminant from Alcoa (Aluminum Company of America) in 2007. Along with employees who will lose their jobs, at issue is how water rights to the Carrizo-Simsboro aquifer will be impacted and if the company can continue to support the cleanup costs for the nearly 16,000 acres of land permitted under which Luminant has mined.

— Elgin Courier

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