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4 years 10 months ago

Surprise inspections must remain a surprise

A federal judge has ordered a Kentucky mining company to stop alerting miners to surprise inspections by federal regulators. U.S. District Judge Gregory Van Tatenhove in London, Ky., issued the order Friday barring Manalapan Mining Co. from warning underground miners that inspectors are on site. The tips are a...

4 years 11 months ago

2 missing in Kentucky coal mine rock fall

Two coal miners are missing after an underground rock fall in western Kentucky. Tim Miller, an international representative of the United Mine Workers Union, said the accident occurred early Thursday at the Dotiki mine near Providence. Miller described it as a large underground coal mine. Miller said he was...

5 years 6 months ago

EPA identifies 79 coal mine permits for review

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has identified 79 coal mine permit applications in four Appalachian states for additional scrutiny. The agency said Friday it wants to make certain the proposed surface mines won't cause water pollution and violate the Clean Water Act. The mines are in West Virginia, Kentucky, Ohio...

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