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Mine re-opens in Harlan County

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(Coal mine photo courtesy US Geographical Survey)

A Harlan mine is back open after being closed for nine days earlier this month.

The Courier Journal reports that during a May 16th inspection of K and D Mining's mine number 17 it was found numerous violations including little or no ventilation where miners were working and a broken methane gas warning light.

An inspector at one point wrote that the mine operator, "Has engaged in aggravated conduct constituting more than ordinary negligence."


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