HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) - Marshall University is getting federal funding for mine safety research.
The Huntington school will receive more than $96,300 to develop a computer program to help ventilation planning and simulate mine ventilation systems.
Sens. Jay Rockefeller and Joe Manchin, and Rep. Nick Rahall announced the Brookwood-Sago Mine Safety grant this week.
The funding comes from the U.S. Department of Labor's Mine Safety and Health Administration.
Officials say the Marshall University research is critical to the health and safety of the mining industry.