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Mine Disaster

Turkish Authorities Detain 18 Over Mine Disaster

By DESMOND BUTLER | Posted 07.18.2014 | World

ISTANBUL (AP) — In the face of widespread anger over Turkey's worst mining disaster, prosecutors arrested three people, including a company manager,...

Turkey Clamps Down On Mine Disaster Protests As Death Toll Reaches 301

Reuters | Posted 07.17.2014 | World

By Humeyra Pamuk SOMA, Turkey, May 17 (Reuters) - Turkish police put the mining town of Soma on virtual lockdown on Saturd...

Turkey Ends Search After Last Mine Disaster Victims Found

AP | Posted 07.17.2014 | World

SAVASTEPE, Turkey (AP) — Turkey's energy minister says rescue workers have completed their search in Turkey's worst mining disaster after retrieving...

Bruce Stanley's Got a Chip on His Shoulder

Laurence Leamer | Posted 02.11.2013 | Politics
Laurence Leamer

Bruce Stanley's enraged that the legal and political system is his native state of West Virginia is so corrupt that the bad and the compromised often float to the top of the system while the true and the caring are just as often endlessly stymied.

Following Mine Disaster, SEC Requiring Coal Firms To Report Safety Problems

AP | VICKI SMITH | Posted 02.22.2012 | Green

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — A lawyer suing the former Massey Energy Co. says investors might have made better decisions about putting money into the coa...

Ordinary Citizens Fight Big Coal in The Last Mountain

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 02.11.2012 | Green
Marcia G. Yerman

Featuring citizen activists fighting for clean air and water against entrenched interests and corporate dollars, the documentary combines backstory, statistics, and human interest to explain more fully the narrative of where our electricity comes from.

Marcus Baram

West Virginia Mine Disaster: One Year Later, Safety Overhaul Stalled | Marcus Baram | Posted 06.04.2011 | Green

NEW YORK -- A year after the worst coal mining accident in decades took the lives of 29 workers, prompting urgent calls to revamp oversight of one of ...

Excessive Coal Dust Blamed For WV Mine Disaster

AP | TIM HUBER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Faced with a small methane gas fire that couldn't be extinguished in a highly volatile underground mine, at least two victim...

Another Deadly Mine Disaster

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

BEIJING — State media says a coal mine flood in southwestern China has killed 12 people, adding more casualties to the thousands killed each yea...

The Great Wait: Survival Secrets of the 33 Miners Trapped in Chile

Ben Sherwood | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Ben Sherwood

The miners call it Hell. The only thing missing is the fire and brimstone. Half a mile underground in northern Chile, 33 men are trapped in a cramped shelter where the temperature is a constant 85 degrees.

Dan Froomkin

Massey CEO Blankenship On Mine Disaster: No Regrets | Dan Froomkin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Don Blankenship, whose Upper Big Branch coal mine had been cited hundreds of times for safety violations before it blew up in April killing 29 workers...

Marcus Baram

Gulf Oil Rig Disaster And Mine Explosion Highlight Weak Safety Regulations | Marcus Baram | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

"I have here before me a pile of news clips collected over the last couple of weeks describing workers, men and women, young and old who have been cru...

Dan Froomkin

Upper Big Branch Disaster: Concern About Intimidation By Massey Prompts Mine Safety Investigators To Solicit Anonymous Tips | Dan Froomkin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Alarmed by reports that Massey Energy officials are intimidating miners and their families, the Department of Labor announced today that it is launchi...

FBI Investigating Fed Officials And Massey Energy Over Possibly Bribery

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

NPR News reports that the FBI is investigating the possible bribery of federal officials overseeing mining industry regulation by Massey Energy, the o...

Dan Froomkin

Was Lack Of Government Transparency A Factor In Mine Deaths? | Dan Froomkin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Back in January, three months before the massive explosion that killed 29 miners at a Massey Energy mine in West Virginia, a federal mine safety inspe...

Upper Big Branch Mine Disaster: Should Investigation Be Public?

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Ken Ward Jr., who writes the 'Coal Tattoo' blog for West Virginia's Charleston Gazette, argued on Monday that the U.S. Mine Safety and Health Administ...

Daughter of Coal Country Speaks to the Silence

Youth Radio -- Youth Media International | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Youth Radio -- Youth Media International

Coal still haunts people here in Eastern Kentucky and scares them into thinking they can't live without it, but watching what's happening in West Virginia, how can we possibly live with it?

Indonesia Mine Blast Kills At Least 28, With More Still Trapped

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

JAKARTA, Indonesia — The death toll from an explosion at a coal mine believed triggered by a gas leak rose to 31 after rescuers unearthed more b...