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Upper Big Branch Investigation

Mine Disaster Victims' Relatives Say They're Still Owed Millions

AP | VICKI SMITH | Posted 10.07.2013 | Green

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — Relatives of three of the 29 men killed in the Upper Big Branch mine disaster say Alpha Natural Resources has yet to pay th...

U.S. Mine Where 29 Died Kept Fake Safety Records To Throw Off Inspectors

AP | TIM HUBER and VICKI SMITH | Posted 08.29.2011 | Green

BEAVER, W.Va. — Federal investigators have proof that Massey Energy kept fake safety records to throw off inspectors at a southern West Virginia...

Feds To Brief Families Of Mine Disaster Victims On Latest Findings

AP | Posted 08.28.2011 | Green

BEAVER, W.Va. -- Federal investigators are preparing to release their latest findings about the Upper Big Branch mine explosion to the families of the...

Court Sides With Massey In Mine Investigation Appeal

AP | Posted 08.10.2011 | Green

CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- A federal appeals court has sided with the former Massey Energy in a dispute over the company's investigation of last year's dead...

West Virginia Mine Explosion Investigator: Methane May Be Bubbling Up

AP | TIM HUBER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

UPDATE: Scroll down for full story: CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- A federal official says a handheld meter found deep inside the Upper Big Branch mine det...