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Tomblin to Award $1M Grant for Ex-Coal Miners


Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin is joining environmental officials to award a $1 million grant that will benefit workers affected by layoffs in three coal counties.

The state Department of Environmental Protection says Tomblin will announce the project Friday morning at the Ralph R. Willis Career and Technical Center in Logan.

Tomblin’s office says the grant will support stream clean-up efforts in Boone, Logan and Mingo counties.

State environmental officials say the grant will let workers continue working and living in southern West Virginia.