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West Virginia / Mine Explosion #962513

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Apr 07, 2010
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(Studio: Diane Sawyer) Report introduced.

(West Virginia: David Muir) The desperate hours of the rescue efforts to reach the missing West Virginia coal miners featured; details given about methane making the air lethal & how a rescue inside the mine would work; virtual view of the drilling & of rescue chambers in the mine. [Governor Joe MANCHIN†- talks about the situation.] [Mine Safety & Health Administration Kevin STRICKLIN†- comments on the rescue chambers.] [Miner's cousin Krista BRYANT†- comments.] The most recent citations at this mine noted.

(Studio: Diane Sawyer) Today's interview held with Stricklin about the mine. [STRICKLIN - comments on the three evacuations & the miners' concerns about methane according to Representative Nick Rahall; states we have not given up hope for the four miners though conditions look dire.]

(Studio: Diane Sawyer) The safety citations on the day of the accident noted.

(Naoma, West Virginia: David Kerley) The concerns about mining examined. [Miner James SONGER†- says they give a lot of violations.] [Miner's mother Tammy POWERS†- says the mines are all we have.] [Former miner Chuck NELSON†- worries about enforcement of the violations.]

Sawyer, Diane;
Muir, David;
Kerley, David

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