Coal Mining

Remembering Upper Big Branch Mine Disaster And Sarah Jarosz Has Our Song Of The Week, This West Virginia Morning

On this West Virginia Morning, the Upper Big Branch Mine Disaster, which caused the deaths of 29 miners, happened 14 years ago. Ashton Marra worked for WVPB at the time and covered the trial of Don Blankenship, CEO of the company that owned the mine. Briana Heaney sat down with Marra to talk about what it was like being a reporter covering the trial.

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New Exhibit Brings W.Va. Coal Mining History To Nation’s Capital

From March 16 to July 6, the National Archives will display a new exhibit entitled “Power & Light: Russell Lee's Coal Survey.” It features more than 200 photographs taken by documentary photographer Russell Lee.

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MSHA Proposes Lower Limit On Silica Dust Exposure For Coal Miners

The limit would be lowered to 50 micrograms per cubic meter per eight-hour shift, down from 100.

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