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West Virginia / Mine Explosion #962490

CNN Evening News for Tuesday, Apr 06, 2010
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(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Breaking news on the race to save missing coal miners at the Upper Big Branch mine in West Virginia introduced. [Miner Benny Willingham's daughter Michelle McKENNEY†- asks why Massey has not called the families.]

(Raleigh County: West Virginia: Gary Tuchman) The mine disaster featured. [Ricky Workman's great niece Sheri MAYNOR†, cousin Glenna BAILEY†, in-law Joyce WITT†- say he did not come out.] A look at the Crandall Canyon mine after its collapse three years ago {August 2007} re-aired. The current status of drilling into the mine before a rescue attempt discussed.

(Studio: Anderson Cooper) The criticism of Massey Energy CEO Don Blankenship noted. [BLANKENSHIP - says the mine was deemed safe to operate.]

(Studio: Anderson Cooper, Joe Johns, Jeffrey Toobin) Blankenship's three-million-dollar funding in a state supreme court justice political campaign while he had a 50-million-dollar case in the legal system, "coal field politics" & how mining is still going on in the mine after the explosion discussed.

Reporter(s):
Cooper, Anderson;
Virginia, West;
Joe, Anderson Cooper,
Duration:
00:10:10

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