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Mine violations

Citations for health and safety violations spiked last year at the Upper Big Branch South mine in West Virginia, owned by Massey Energy Co. At least 25 were killed there Monday.


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Article | A surge in the number of challenges to mine safety citations has clogged a federal appeals process, allowing 32 coal mines to avoid tougher enforcement measures last year, government safety officials said Friday.

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