The Conversation: A Look Inside the Mining Life

The West Virginia mining community suffered a huge blow Monday afternoon when a massive mine explosion killed 25 people and left four others trapped deep inside the mountain. Today officials are holding on to a slim hope that the remaining miners will be found alive. Meanwhile, the community surrounding Massey Energy Co.'s Upper Big Brach mine in Whitesville, W. Va., is mourning the massive loss. The worst U.S. mining accident in more than 25 years, this disaster has left many people with...Full Story
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