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2010-09-17 11:39:00

JULIAN, W.Va., Sept. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Massey Energy Company (NYSE: MEE) today released the following statement in response to reports and statements from U.S.

2010-05-10 14:03:00

RICHMOND, Va., May 10 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Massey Energy Company (NYSE: MEE) Chairman and CEO Don Blankenship today released a letter sent by certified mail on May 5th to Joe Main, the Assistant Secretary for Mine Safety & Health ("MSHA").

2009-07-24 13:38:23

Coal dust exposure is directly linked to severity of emphysema in smokers and nonsmokers alike, U.S. researchers found.

2009-07-24 07:09:00

Coal dust exposure is directly linked to severity of emphysema in smokers and nonsmokers alike, according to new research from the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health

2008-08-17 18:00:36

A higher percentage of West Virginia coal miners tests positive for black lung disease than the national average. About 13 percent of the state's coal miners who've had chest X- ray screenings are found to have the respiratory ailment, which is caused by exposure to coal dust.

2008-07-31 15:00:00

By ASHLEY B. CRAIG A mobile unit for free black lung screenings is on the move again after a series of stops in the Kanawha Valley. The mobile clinic that stopped in Kanawha County last week resembles an RV but that's the last similarity.

2008-07-25 12:01:00

By Ashley B. Craig, Charleston Daily Mail, W.Va. Jul. 25--CHARLESTON, W.Va.--A mobile unit for free black lung screenings is on the move again after a series of stops in the Kanawha Valley. The mobile clinic that stopped in Kanawha County last week resembles an RV but that's the last similarity.

2006-08-24 14:54:44

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Despite laws aimed at limiting the amount of coal dust in mines, coal miners are still coming down with 'black lung' or pneumoconiosis, according to a report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

2006-05-04 11:40:00

A combination of lightning and methane likely caused the explosion that led to the deaths of 12 West Virginia coal miners at Sago Mine in January, investigators said on Thursday.


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