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West Virginia / Coal Mine Explosion #962910

CNN Evening News for Monday, Apr 05, 2010
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[On the phone, WVVA Shawn KLINE†- describes the situation at the coal mine in West Virginia.]

(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Breaking news on the recovery operation after a deadly coal mine explosion in West Virginia re-introduced; details given about the troubled safety issues

(Washington: Joe Johns) The safety violations problems at the Upper Big Branch mine owned by Massey Energy reviewed; examples cited. [On the phone, "Mine Safety & Health News" Ellen SMITH†- talks about the ventilation violations at the mine just this year.]

(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Live discussion continued with United Mine Workers Assn. Dennis O'Dell, former MSHA assistant secretary Davitt McAteer & Penn State Miners Training Program Mark Radomsky about the mine explosion; inset video from the mine area shown. [O'DELL - talks about the rescue operation so far; states the concern is with the rescue of the miners before going into investigative mode.] [RADOMSKY - comments on a liaison with families after the Sago disaster & on the complexities of underground coal mining.]

Cooper, Anderson;
Johns, Joe

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