LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Five miners died in U.S. coal mines in 2020, an all-time low mark for an industry in a year that saw continuing decline…
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WASHINGTON -- Last year, Indiana University researcher Michael Hendryx published the latest in a series of studies he’s done concluding people living near mountaintop coal mining sites are sicker than those residing elsewhere in Appalachia.
Over the decade from 2006 to 2016, coal mining and its support jobs were down 37.6 percent, a drop of more than 3,100 jobs, according to data from the Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry provided by Deputy Communications Director Lindsay Bracale.
GARY, W.Va. — Almost 500 households in rural West Virginia are heading into their fourth day without usable drinking water after severe discoloration and a well's proximity to mine waste storage drew the water's safety into question.