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From a tragic loss deep inside the Earth, lawmakers hope to mine an opportunity for new safety standards.

This afternoon, members of the West Virginia congressional delegation meet with top mine safety officials. Senator Jay Rockefeller hopes to get answers to some grim but important questions about the circumstances of the explosion that killed 29 men inside the Upper Big Branch Mine.

Elizabeth Wynne Johnson reports.

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