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ID:

132

Date:

2006-04-16

Headline:

Mine's methane buildup ignored

Reporter's name:

Ken Ward Jr.

Delay/denial:

No

Lawsuit:

No

Fees:

No

Media outlet:

Sunday Gazette-Mail

City:

Charleston, WV

Summary:

In the week before 12 miners were killed in an explosion in West Virginia's Sago Mine, mine officials found increasing levels of methane in and near the explosion site, according to documents released to the Sunday Gazette-Mail under FOIA.

Keywords:

Sago mine disaster; transcripts; federal state investigators; methane


Agencies:

MSHA

States:

WV

Categories:

mine safety


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