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2010-08-11 13:37:00

JULIAN, W.Va., Aug. 11 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- In response to several media inquires, Massey Energy Company (NYSE: MEE) today released pictures taken by the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) of a crack in the Upper Big Branch (UBB) mine floor. These pictures were taken as a part of the investigation into the April 5 mine accident in Montcoal, WV and were previously shared with family members. The photographs can be viewed on Massey Energy's UBB website at www.masseyubb.com....

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2010-08-03 12:47:08

Current mitigation does not compensate for losses On Tuesday, August 3rd, as part of the Ecological Society of America's (ESA) 95th Annual Meeting, a team of scientists will discuss the environmental impacts of surface mining in the central Appalachians. Home to some of the most diverse habitats on the continent, Appalachian forests and streams are being permanently altered by mountaintop removal and valley fill mining. This coal extraction procedure involves felling trees, stripping soils,...

2010-07-23 12:38:00

JULIAN, W.Va., July 23 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Today, Massey Energy Company (NYSE: MEE) released the following statement regarding media reports that suggest the Company stated that an "Act of God" caused the April 5 accident at the Upper Big Branch (UBB) mine in Montcoal, WV: (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20071031/MASSEYENERGYLOGO ) (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20071031/MASSEYENERGYLOGO ) "Massey Energy has not used the phrase 'Act of God' when referring to the...

2010-07-14 16:44:00

RICHMOND, Va., July 14 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Massey Energy Company (NYSE: MEE) will announce its second quarter 2010 financial results after the market closes on July 27, 2010. A press release detailing the quarterly results will be distributed through the wire services and media and will also be available on the Investor Relations page of the Company's website at http://www.masseyenergyco.com. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20071031/MASSEYENERGYLOGO ) (Logo:...

2010-07-13 16:15:00

JULIAN, W.Va., July 13 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- An independently conducted and confidential survey of Massey Energy (NYSE: MEE) underground miners shows that 97 percent believe that "safety is important to the company." (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20071031/MASSEYENERGYLOGO ) (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20071031/MASSEYENERGYLOGO ) In addition, 90 percent of those surveyed said "yes" when asked if they are "satisfied that this organization responds and resolves...

2010-07-08 09:10:00

RICHMOND, Va., July 8 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Massey Energy Company (NYSE: MEE) announced today that it has acquired the assets and permits of the Marmet Dock river barge loading facility from Kanawha River Terminals, LLC. Located at mile post 69 on the Kanawha River near Marmet, WV, this strategic facility is convenient to Massey's Route 3 operations, as well as its Inman, Black Castle and Republic resource groups. This active dock facility boasts state-of-the-art infrastructure and...

2010-07-01 17:29:00

WASHINGTON, July 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- U.S. Secretary of Labor Hilda L. Solis issued the following statement on the death of an electrician at the Pocahontas Mine in West Virginia: "I offer my heartfelt condolences to the family and friends of the mine worker in West Virginia who lost his life today. In 2010, no worker should lose his or her life simply because they showed up for work. We know that accidents are preventable when proper safety procedures are followed, and when mine...

2010-06-30 08:59:00

JULIAN, W.Va., June 30 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Massey Energy Company (NYSE: MEE) today announced that the replacement plant for the previously destroyed Bandmill processing plant was damaged by fire. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20071031/MASSEYENERGYLOGO) (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20071031/MASSEYENERGYLOGO) Yesterday evening, a fire broke out at the Zigmond Processing plant in Logan County, WV. Zigmond Processing is the replacement plant for the Bandmill...

2010-06-28 14:56:00

JULIAN, W.Va., June 28 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Massey Energy (NYSE: MEE) today filed a legal challenge to an order by the U.S. Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) that prohibits Massey Energy investigators from utilizing basic investigative tools, such as cameras, electronic mapping and coal dust analysis as part of the inquiry into the April 5, 2010 Upper Big Branch (UBB) mine accident. The legal challenge seeks emergency relief from the Federal Mine Safety and Health Review...

2010-06-28 09:56:00

JULIAN, W.Va., June 28 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Massey Energy Company (NYSE: MEE) today released the following statement regarding the passing of West Virginia Senator Robert C. Byrd: "The members of Massey Energy along with other West Virginians send our condolences and sympathies to the family, friends, staff and constituents of Senator Robert Byrd. He will be remembered as a tenured and dedicated public servant." Massey Energy Company, headquartered in Richmond, Virginia, with...


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