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MSHA, U.S. Attorney Pursue Scofflaw Mine Operators

The Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) announced, on behalf of the secretary of labor, the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Kentucky has filed a complaint with the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Kentucky to collect more than $639,000 in delinquent civil penalties for violations at Double A Mining’s No. 4 mine and a little less than $25,750 in unpaid civil penalties for violations at B King Coal’s Nos. 1 and 2 mines.

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Paradise Will Resume Production

Coal production will soon resume at KenAmerican Resources’ Paradise mine, as construction of a new underground mining  area nears completion.

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West Virginia Creating New Fill Policies

The West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection (WVDEP) has stopped processing surface mining permits while regulators develop new guidelines aimed to reduce water quality impacts downstream from valley fills.

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MSHA Issues Violations in West Virginia Mine Inundation

The Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) has issued its accident investigation report for the May 2009 inundation that left seven coal miners trapped underground for nearly 24 hours at the Cobra Resources Mountaineer Alma A mine in Wharncliffe, W.Va.

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MSHA Fatality Prevention Program Will Include Outreach, Enforcement

The Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) recently launched a new outreach and enforcement program designed to strengthen efforts to prevent mining fatalities.

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