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2011-01-03 13:43:00

First-Ever Year without a Fatality in PA Mines; New Mine Safety Law Making Difference HARRISBURG, Pa., Jan. 3, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- For the first time in the state's long history of mineral extraction, Pennsylvania's mines were free of fatalities last year--an achievement that Department of Environmental Protection Secretary John Hanger praised today, saying mines can be safe when there is an across-the-board commitment to safety. Pennsylvania's most recent mine fatalities...

2009-01-14 13:56:00

More Than One Million Homes in PA Sit Atop Abandoned Underground Mines BELLE VERNON, Pa., Jan. 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Home and business owners throughout Pennsylvania's bituminous coal and clay-mining region will find it easier to protect their properties now that mine subsidence insurance premium rates have decreased, acting Environmental Protection Secretary John Hanger said today. Hanger joined local officials for a visit to Belle Vernon, Westmoreland County, where mine subsidence...


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omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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