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Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Mine Safety & Health Administration To Inpect 57 Coal Mines

The Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) is inspecting 57 coal mines with a focus on ventilation and methane violations. The inspection campaignis being launched in respong to the April 5 West Virginia mine explosion that killed 29 miners. The 57 mines were selected for inspection based on their history of significant and/or repeat MSHA violations regarding problems with ventilation, methane buildup and rock dusting.

The targeted mines are in 10 states. West Virginia leads the list with 23 mines, Kentucky has 14, and no other state has more than four mines. (MSHA)

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