After taking several steep, grated stairs to the cab of the Freedom Mine‘s newest dragline, Jerolyn Wallach got a look at what the dragline operator sees.
“This is a great view from here.”
Wallach, a junior high and high school science teacher at Halliday (ND) Public School, spent more time than most in the cab, taking in the view of Dakota Gasification Company’s Great Plains Synfuels Plant and the Antelope Valley Station. And straight in front, the 335-foot-long boom which holds a massive bucket, used to scoop the dirt away from over the coal seam.More than 130 teachers from North Dakota, South Dakota, Minnesota and Montana got the same view while attending the four-day education seminar hosted by the Lignite Energy Council.
Watch the video featuring Wallach, as well as Sharon Chiang, a retired teacher from Warwick (ND) School.
The Lignite Energy Council’s Education Seminar was held June 18-21. Basin Electric is a sponsor.