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Investigation Reveals Potential Illegal Act Prior to Mine Disaster

An investigation by NPR has discovered an illegal act that occurred at the mine months before the catastrophic explosion that killed 29 miners in May. The investigation revealed that on February 13, 2010, an electrician disabled a methane gas monitor…

Will Criminal Charges Be Filed in the West Virginia Mine Disaster?

The FBI has begun a criminal investigation into the West Virginia mine disaster that killed 29 miners on April 9. The FBI’s scope appears to be quite broad, ranging from possible criminal negligence on Massey Energy’s behalf, and possibly bribery…