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Upper Big Branch Explosion

Former Massey CEO: As An Appalachianer, I Don't Know What 'Hubris' Means

HuffPost Live | Emily Tess Katz | Posted 04.03.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

Don Blankenship, former CEO of Massey Energy, joined HuffPost Live Wednesday to discuss "Upper Big Branch: Never Again," a new film he commissioned to...

COMING UP: Former Massey Energy CEO On New Film About The Explosion That Killed 29 Miners

Posted 04.02.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

Don Blankenship was CEO of Massey Energy Company when the Upper Big Branch explosion killed 29 miners. His self-funded documentary, "Upper Big Branch:...

Paige Lavender

Upper Big Branch Mine Memorial Gets Big Donation From Coal Group | Paige Lavender | Posted 08.20.2011 | Green

WASHINGTON -- Alpha Natural Resources, the energy company that purchased problem-ridden Massey Energy Company after the 2010 Upper Big Branch (UBB) mi...

Coal Dust Propagated Upper Big Branch Explosion: MSHA

Ellen Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Ellen Smith

The fatal April 5 explosion at the Upper Big Branch Mine started with a frictional ignition on the longwall face involving as little at 13 cubic feet of methane that would not normally be expected to cause such devastation.