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Utah Panel Considers Tougher Mine Safety Regulations

03/28/2008 02:45 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

In the shadows of the Utah mountain where six miners were entombed and three rescue workers killed last month, a new mine safety commission will convene in Huntington on Tuesday.

The commission, created by Gov. Jon Huntsman Jr. after last month's collapse at the Crandall Canyon Mine, is expected to hear testimony from mine operators and those who live in the tight-knit surrounding towns, many of them coal miners whose relatives have toiled underground for generations.

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