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.
SOMERSET COUNTY, Pa. - Like many people here who have eked out a living underground, Edward Popernack, 84, is used to seeing outsiders paint the coal industry in sharp contrasts: Past or future. Liberal or conservative. Clean or dirty.
"We need to keep it open so we have jobs." Those are the words of a retired miner, explaining why the local mining operation is so important to his community. But he wasn't talking about a coal mine in Appalachia. He was referring to a local asbestos mine - in Russia.
MANKATO, Minn. — Shaking ground in central Minnesota left residents of Mankato asking Tuesday morning if they'd just experienced an earthquake.
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.