Utah's Tower Mine Set To Resume Operations

03/28/2008 02:45 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011
  • Robert Gehrke Salt Lake Tribune

Federal safety regulators have given the go-ahead to resume operations at the Tower mine, where 170 miners have been idled since shortly after the disaster at Crandall Canyon because of concerns about mining coal so deep underground.

"If they get everything in place, they could start up today," said Kevin Stricklin, administrator of coal-mine safety for the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA).

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