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2010-10-06 15:27:00

JULIAN, W.Va., Oct. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Massey Energy Company (NYSE: MEE) today released the following statement urging officials at the U.S. Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) to approve the Company's plan to conduct its own separate investigation to determine the cause of the April 5, 2010 explosion at the Upper Big Branch (UBB) mine in Montcoal, WV. Mine safety officials with the state of West Virginia have approved the investigation plan but MSHA has yet to approve the proposal...

2010-10-06 15:20:00

JULIAN, W.Va., Oct. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Massey Energy Company (NYSE: MEE) today released the following statement regarding the lawsuit filed by West Virginia against the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The lawsuit challenges recently enacted EPA procedures that have greatly reduced the number of permits issued for coal mines in West Virginia, Virginia, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee and Kentucky. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20071031/MASSEYENERGYLOGO ) (Logo:...

2010-09-30 14:21:00

JULIAN, W.Va., Sept. 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Massey Energy Company (NYSE: MEE) today released an updated stakeholders letter regarding the investigation of the April 5, 2010, mine accident at the Upper Big Branch (UBB) facility in Montcoal, WV. The document provides an overview of activities preceding the accident and subsequent discoveries from the ongoing probe examining the cause of the accident. Interested parties can view the stakeholders letter at www.masseyubb.com. (Logo:...

2010-09-28 10:43:00

JULIAN, W.Va., Sept. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Massey Energy Company (NYSE: MEE) today announced that mine safety officials for the state of West Virginia have approved the Company's plan to conduct its own investigation to determine the cause of the April 5, 2010 explosion at Upper Big Branch. The Company will begin its investigation as soon as it receives approval from the federal Mine Safety and Health Administration, which is currently reviewing the plan. (Logo:...

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. Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) officials that 79 percent of post-accident coal dust samples taken from the Upper Big Branch (UBB) mine in Montcoal, WV were non-compliant: (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20071031/MASSEYENERGYLOGO ) (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20071031/MASSEYENERGYLOGO ) This...

2010-09-16 15:16:00

RICHMOND, Va., Sept. 16 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Massey Energy Company (NYSE: MEE) today provided an update on its public guidance regarding its expectations for 2010 and 2011 operating results. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20071031/MASSEYENERGYLOGO ) (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20071031/MASSEYENERGYLOGO ) The Company expects 2010 operating results to be at the low end of its previously announced guidance range. "Our operations have continued to struggle...

2010-08-24 08:23:00

RICHMOND, Va., Aug. 24 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Massey Energy Company (NYSE: MEE) today announced the promotion of three key executives. Andrew Hampton was promoted to the position of Vice President, Corporate Development; Roger Hendriksen was promoted to the position of Vice President, Investor Relations; and Jason Whitehead was promoted to the position of Vice President, Underground Operations. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20071031/MASSEYENERGYLOGO ) (Logo:...

2010-08-16 14:34:00

RICHMOND, Va., Aug. 16 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Massey Energy Company (NYSE: MEE) announced today that it has appointed a committee of two independent members of its Board of Directors to review all pending shareholder litigation and a related shareholder demand. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20071031/MASSEYENERGYLOGO ) (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20071031/MASSEYENERGYLOGO ) The two Directors appointed to the committee have just joined the Board: Mr. Robert B....

2010-08-16 14:33:00

RICHMOND, Va., Aug. 16 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Massey Energy Company (NYSE: MEE) announced today the appointment of two new Directors to its Board: Mr. Robert B. Holland III of Dallas, Texas and Ms. Linda J. Welty of Greensboro, Georgia. Each will be subject to election by shareholders in 2012. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20071031/MASSEYENERGYLOGO ) (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20071031/MASSEYENERGYLOGO ) "Each of these individuals brings to our Board of...

2010-08-11 15:48:00

JULIAN, W.Va., Aug. 11 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Massey Energy Company (NYSE: MEE) today released a page from a photography log produced by the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) that confirms a crack in the Upper Branch Big mine floor. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20071031/MASSEYENERGYLOGO ) (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20071031/MASSEYENERGYLOGO ) The photography log contains descriptions of photos taken by MSHA. Photos "0029," "0030," and "0031"...


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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.
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