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UPDATE 1-BHP Mitsubishi miners to strike next week

PERTH, June 8 (Reuters) – Miners at Australia’s BHP Billiton Mitsubishi Alliance (BMA), the world’s biggest exporter of metallurgical coal, voted on Wednesday to strike, likely early next week, a union official said on Wednesday. “Monday and Tuesday, it looks like … Continue reading

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Colombia coal blast kills 16 miners, 70 feared dead

AMAGA, Colombia – More than 70 Colombian miners were trapped and feared dead Thursday in a coal mine explosion that could become one of the Andean country’s worst mining accidents. At least 16 bodies were pulled from the wreckage after … Continue reading

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West Virginia: Mine Probe Examines Airflow, Possible Tampering

The Upper Big Branch mine in West Virginia was plagued by persistent problems with airflow in the weeks and months before a massive and deadly explosion in April, an NPR News investigation has found. NPR has also learned that the … Continue reading

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