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Massey Plans To Seal West Virginia Coal Mines

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The federal agency plans to meet with Massey on May 5.

The southern West Virginian mine is the scene of the nation’s deadliest coal mine explosions since 1970.

Last year’s April 10 blasts remain the subject of civil and criminal investigations.

Massey, meanwhile, is nearing completion of a $7.1 billion takeover by Abingdon, Va.-based rival Alpha Natural Resources. Both companies expect to close the deal on June 1.


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