Search results “Mountaintop removal mining 1” for the 2015
Spruce#1 Mountaintop Removal Strip Mine: Logan County, West Virginia
Aerial footage of the Spruce #1 MTR strip mine near the towns of Blair and Sharples, in Logan County, WV. The original mining permit proposed stripping 3,113 acres, but was reduced to 2,265 after legal challenges. What you see here is fewer than 500 acres that have been mined so far. Many of the surrounding mountains and streams will be destroyed if this mine isn't stopped. Click the link below for a satellite map showing the area that's been mined. You can see the entire area covered by the permit by selecting the "mining permits" box at the upper right: http://tagis.dep.wv.gov/imap/imap.php?lod=81&lom=47&los=52.0000&lad=37&lam=52&las=39.0000 Permit Details: https://apps.dep.wv.gov/WebApp/_dep/search/Permits/OMR/Permit_details.cfm?permit_id=S501397&dep_office_id=OMR&responsible_party_name=MINGO%20LOGAN%20COAL%20COMPANY
Matt Wasson - The True Cost of Mountaintop Removal
Matt Wasson is an ecologist, and he sees a problem. Every week in Appalachia, West Virginia, mountaintops are blown up to get coal. This fills the air with toxic dust clouds and lowers the water quality for those living around the mountains. But it’s not just an issue for the immediate vicinity. “The idea of blowing up these mountains to power our light switches is a very sad prospect,” Matt says. Coal companies blow up the mountaintops, but we can’t afford to be wasteful and careless in how we produce and consume energy any longer. We must take responsibility for our actions toward nature and the effect they will have on future generations. We must protect our mountains. And that’s exactly what Matt, director of programs for Appalachian Voices, plans to do. Join the award-winning online campaign he created, and stand up to stop mountaintop removal coal mining on http://iLoveMountains.org. -- Produced by Wanderlust Festival (http://wanderlust.com) Filmed and edited by: Circus Picnic (http://circuspicnic.com/) Filmed at Wanderlust Snowshoe 2015 Additional footage: (http://appalachianvoices.org)
Views: 1657 Wanderlust
Coal Mining in Appalachia
This video is about Coal Mining via Mountain Top Removal. Appalachian Coal Mining See how coal is mined in the Appalachian Mountains via Mountain Top Removal. This 30 minute video takes you inside a giant dragline and tells the whole story from blasting the rock to transporting the coal by rail. See Elk enjoying the reclaimed land. I started this project in 2002.
Views: 393874 Gary Smith
Mountain Hero: Fighting Mountaintop Removal
From living with contaminated water in his own home as a child, to being forced out of his house for speaking out against the coal company, Junior Walk's path to activism was not an easy one. His courage and clear voice calling for change has been widely recognized. Today Walk works with Coal River Mountain Watch, Keeper of the Mountains Foundation, and RAMPS (Radical Action for Mountain People's Survival) to end mountaintop removal mining. He travels the country with the Keeper of the Mountains Foundation educating people about the long-term environmental, health and community degradation caused by coal mining. He was a recipient of the prestigious Brower Youth Awards in 2011. The late renowned environmentalist and climber David Brower famously said, "Tough mountains build bold leaders." Junior Walk is one of the many courageous and bold leaders whom the Appalachian Mountains have built. Also featuring Chase Brown, Keeper of the Mountains Foundation.
Reclamation in Mining
See how DMME works with mining companies to ensure the land and the environment are returned to what they were, or better, before mining began. This video was produced on an Alpha Natural Resource's former coal surface mine site that has been recognized nationally for reclamation.
Views: 14746 VA DMME
Communities at Risk: End Mountaintop Removal Now
Mountaintop removal coal mining wrecks the land, poisons the water, and kills people. But it's still happening. Appalachians are determined to revive their economy and create a healthy future. Join us today. http://appvoices.org/communities-at-risk/
Views: 1619 AppalachianVoices
Mountaintop Removal (MTR) on 60 Minutes
From the Citizens Coal Council archives: 60 Minutes story on Mountaintop Removal coal mining, first aired in February 2000.
Views: 394 CitizensCoalCouncil
Mountaintop Removal
Video looks at the effects of Mountaintop removal and includes a call to action. Completed as part of the requirements for English 103, Accelerated Academic Writing (Fall 2015), using resources from WVU Libraries Creator: Alexandra Nagy.
Views: 62 WVU Libraries
Centennial coal mine spill I The Feed
Tonnes of black waste from a coal mine has been spilled into a World Heritage listed wilderness area in the Blue Mountains West of Sydney. Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SBS2Australia Twitter: https://twitter.com/sbs2 Tumblr: http://sbs2australia.tumblr.com/
Views: 1079 The Feed
Strip Mining for Coal
Almost 20 years since the strip mine began and it is still going strong here in Stellarton, Nova Scotia. In another five or six years time the mining should be complete and will mark the end of over 200 years of coal mining here in Pictou County.
Views: 31150 JimHowDigsDirt
Communities at Risk from Mountaintop Removal—Inman, Virginia
Coal is declining in Central Appalachia, but mountaintop removal mining is getting closer to communities, posing ever greater threats to human health and the environment. We're calling on the White House to end this American tragedy before President Obama leaves office. Take action: http://www.communitiesatrisk.org
Views: 1183 AppalachianVoices
Surface mining
Surface mining, including strip mining, open-pit mining and mountaintop removal mining, is a broad category of mining in which soil and rock overlying the mineral deposit are removed. It is the opposite of underground mining, in which the overlying rock is left in place, and the mineral removed through shafts or tunnels. Surface mining began in the mid-sixteenth century and is practiced throughout the world, although the majority of surface mining occurs in North America. It gained popularity throughout the 20th century, and is now the predominant form of mining in coal beds such as those in Appalachia and America's Midwest. This video is targeted to blind users. Attribution: Article text available under CC-BY-SA Creative Commons image source in video
Views: 1673 Audiopedia
Mountaintop Removal : West Virginia
Mountaintop removal is decimating Appalachia and the communities living in the region. This is the most biologically diverse region in the temperate world with over 10,000 species exiting here. It is time to put a stop to this practice. Visit https://www.facebook.com/kanawhaforestcoalition/info or https://www.facebook.com/mtnjustice?fref=ts for more information. Music: Midnight Oil - Blue Sky Mine
Views: 876 Timmy Clay
West Virginia environmental activists hit coal mining where it hurts: banks
Mountaintop removal brings devastation and danger like no other method of mining, showering nearby homes with toxic dust and polluting water supplies. Wary of footing bills for future lawsuits over resulting damages, banks are heeding the words of environmental activists and starting to pull funding from the industry.
Views: 109 arayalrio
"All Shaken Up" (Mountaintop Removal video)
From the Citizens Coal Council archives: Robert Gates and Omni Productions video on Mountaintop Removal (1998). [Citizens Coal Council does not own the copyright to this video. We are posting the video for archival and educational purposes only.]
RWS PSA- Mountaintop Removal
This is a PSA which I had to make for my RWS class at UTEP. It is based on Mountaintop Removal, a form of surface strip mining that occurs in the Appalachian Mountain Range. Since the 1970's, over 500 mountains have been plateaued, and far more than 2,000 headwater streams have been covered up or polluted by companies dumping the waste products. I do not own the content of this video. Links to content: 1st Song/Woman Speaking https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jKw4CM_aBmc 2nd Song https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kTZICIJ0_MM Video in the background https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p5RcbPZXUZo
Views: 149 4CollegeOnly
"Shall We Tear These Mountains Down?" Mountaintop Removal Mining
This video is about Mountaintop Removal Mining and its effects on the environment and surrounding communities. Song: "Shall We Tear These Mountains Down?" by Tim Gilliam, from Songs for the Mountaintop produced by Kentuckians for the Commonwealth. I do not own the rights to anything in this video. Get the album on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/songs-for-the-mountaintop/id206728106 Get the album from Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Songs-Mountaintop-Various/dp/B00120E9VS To learn more, visit: socm.org ktfc.org nrdc.org ilovemountains.org appvoices.org southernenvironment.org
Views: 114 keramiel
Strip Mining in WV
Views: 59 Jay Lennartson
Mining Overview
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Contour Mining
www.ReddCamera.com Tallahassee Florida Video Production
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Mourning for two miners killed in underground fire
Accoville, West Virginia 1. Various of church exteriors 2. Sign outside church 3. View of houses 4. SOUNDBITE: (English) Earl Robinson, local resident: "Accoville as well as Logan county and West Virginia, we're a close-knit family and we try to stick together. When one hurts we all hurt, when one cries we all cry, and that's the way it's been in this community." 5. Ben Lowe in his store 6. SOUNDBITE: (English) Ben Lowe, local resident and shopkeeper: "Well I tell you our hearts are with the families. Mr Bragg's sister was an employee of mine for several years, and we just want to send out our sympathies to both families. I didn't know the Hatfield gentleman but I did know the Bragg gentleman and these families are going through a hard time right now. These guys are just out feeding the families and trying to take care of everything and lost their lives taking care of their family." 7. People shopping in the store Melville, West Virginia 8. Various church exteriors 9. SOUNDBITE: (English) Reverend James Fortune, minister at Sunbeam Chapel: "The mood of the people when a tragedy like this happens is that they all identify very closely because all the people here have either a husband or a son or in the mine or a brother or a cousin or uncle or something and so they all identify very closely and they all see that dark deep hellhole they call the mine. It's a nightmare when these things happen." 10. Various of people singing at church service STORYLINE: Two men who died in a West Virginia coal mine fire were remembered during church services on Sunday. A conveyor belt caught fire on Thursday in the Melville mine, and the two victims, Don I. Bragg, 33, and Ellery Hatfield, 47, both husbands and fathers with more than a decade of mining experience, became separated from their 12-member crew. The rest of the crew and nine other miners working in another section of the mine escaped unharmed. Bragg and Hatfield's bodies were found on Saturday in an area of the mine where rescue teams had been battling the intense blaze for more than 40 hours. Rescuers could not enter that portion of the mine until the flames had been mostly extinguished and the tunnels cooled down. Doug Conaway, director of the state Office of Miners' Health Training and Safety said the pair made a valiant effort to escape but were also blocked by the scorching heat and thick smoke. At Sunbeam Chapel, just down the road from the mine, the Reverend James Fortune said the mining industry is a part of everyday life in Melville and the deaths had broken the hearts of the entire community. "They all identify very closely and they all see that dark deep hellhole they call the mine. It's a nightmare when these things happen, " Fortune said. The deaths brought the toll of West Virginia miners killed on the job to 14 in less than a month and prompted renewed calls to improve mine safety. Governor Joe Manchin is planning to immediately introduce legislation dealing with rapid responses in emergencies, electronic tracking technology, and reserve oxygen stations for underground miners. The men's bodies were to be sent to a medical examiner's office in Charleston. You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/b34213bdd261603a62fbecbeb1c311f0 Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
Views: 28 AP Archive
Back Filling at the Mine
D11 Caterpillar dozer works with a Komatsu PC2000 excavator and two 777G Cat trucks to fill in a small open pit mine across the road from the large open pit in Stellarton, NS.
Views: 11367 JimHowDigsDirt
06/01/15 Ladd Mine Reclamation
Digital Rendering of June 1 aerial drone topo flight
Views: 517 Matt Blocker
Surface Mine Blast West Virginia
Surface Mine Blasting. Raleigh County West Virginia December 2013
Views: 436 Swift Justice
West Virginia's Coal Mining Jobs
This Associated Press video takes you inside a coal mine to highlight Central Appalachia's employment struggles.
Views: 1196 woubpbs
Strip mining  blast pattern recorded at 500fps with Photron high-speed camera
Photron high-speed video of mining/ blast pattern test as a demo for AEL (African Explosives Ltd)
Views: 5127 Photron Marketing
Drone Footage of KD#2 MTR Strip Mine near Charleston, WV
Check out this new drone footage of the KD#2 MTR strip mine next to Kanawha State forest (and only 5 miles from the WV state capitol building). Best viewed in HD, full screen. You'll want to turn the volume down if you have sensitive ears :) We have been fighting this mine for over a year and at this point only about 1/4th of the total permit area has been disturbed. The other 3/4 of the permit is still covered in Appalachian hardwood forests. After multiple temporary shut-downs due to numerous violations of mining laws that we helped uncover, Revelation is currently in the process of "reclaiming" the area that they mined last year. The DEP has assured us that there will be no more mining on this permit, and that no more trees will be cut. This is big news, but we won't be celebrating until we see a permit suspension in writing. You can help by contacting Randy Huffman at the DEP (304-926-0499 ext.1546 or [email protected]) and politely demanding that he permanently suspend the KD#2 permit. We continue to monitor the site, and are more than ready to jump into action if the WV DEP fails to issue a permanent permit suspension or if Revelation attempts to move beyond the area that they have already destroyed. You can join the Kanawha Forest Coalition in permanently stopping the KD#2 mine, protecting our mountains, our water, our health, and our community, by contributing here: https://actionnetwork.org/…/help-stop-mountaintop-removal-m…
West Virginia -- from coal mining to fracking
Shihab Rattansi travels to West Virginia for two views of natural resource extraction. In Matewan, the deadly fight to unionise coal miners is remembered as the coal industry winds down. In Fayette County, the tourism industry is challenged by fracking wastewater with no answers as to what chemicals the wastewater contains.
Views: 2088 evakatrina a
In the late 1800's and 1900's, Appalachia was the center of a booming coal mining culture. The town served as hub for about a dozen coal camps nearby. The town holds two world records. Bee Rock Tunnel, the world's second-shortest railroad tunnel and The Peake Building, an apartment house with street-level access on all four floors. Each August, a week-long celebration, Coal/Railroad Days, celebrates the history and heritage of the community.
Views: 19413 Southwest Virginia
Visiting Reclaimed Strip Mines
The Patton Leadership Institute visited two reclaimed mine sites. One was a cattle ranch, the other a reforestation project.
Strip Mining Blast
Views: 19 Marty Caudill
Sago coal mine reopens after tragedy
SHOTLIST Sago Mine, West Virginia - 15 March 2006 1. Various of miners at office after their shift 2. Close-up mining equipment 3. Mine office 4. Close-up miners 5. Trucks arriving at mine 6. SOUNDBITE: (english) Ron Grall, miner from Buckhannon, West Virginia "They was, they was anxious to get back to work and they reassured them that something like this wasn't going to happen again. Inspectors talked to us before we went in and everything was real loose, everyone was real relaxed. Told them to take it easy and try and get back in the swing, you know." 7. Pan of car leaving mine site Buckhannon, West Virginia - 15 March 2006 8. Close-up ribbon on door 9. Exterior view of Gregory's Barber Shop 10. Various views Jim Gregory and customer 11. SOUNDBITE: (English) Jim Gregory, Barber "People for the most part, they want to get back with it. Life goes on." 12. Various views deliveries in town 13. Mid view restaurant 14. SOUNDBITE: (English) Mark Hays, Buckhannon resident "I think the community is healing and we are ready to put it behind us. It is a good thing for the mines to be reopening. It is good for the community and I am confident it will reopen in a safe manner." 15. SOUNDBITE: (English) Linda Stark, resident close to Sago Mine "I am happy that the mine is reopening and I am sure it will be reopened with extra mindfulness toward the safety precautions and procedures that need to take place." 16. Exterior view of restaurant STORYLINE With the Sago mine tragedy still fresh in their minds, miners went back underground on Wednesday and started digging coal for the first time since explosion killed 12 of their comrades just ten weeks ago. The blast had caught the first crews returning to work after the New Year's holiday on 2 January. Although the owners of the mine, International Coal Group Inc can not yet fully explain what happened, it is believed that electricity from above - probably a lightning strike - had found some conduit into the earth and sparked methane gas that had accumulated in a sealed-off chamber. According to Ben Hatfield, chief executive officer of International Coal Group Inc, a decision to resume production had been delayed until initial findings which suggested the cause of the January blast could have been lightning had been made known. The United Mine Workers called the company's announcement of this finding "unprecedented, reckless and premature." Hatfield said he had also made a promise to the families that lessons would be learned from the disaster, and that coal mines would be made safer. On Wednesday, nearly all the workers at the mine, which produces 800,000 tons of coal per year, were expected to return to work. One of them, Ron Grall, completed his shift and pronounced it "a good day." Buckhannon residents welcomed the reopening of the mine. Barber Jim Gregory said people in the town mostly wanted to "get back with it" and that the mood was upbeat. Diners at a local restaurant expressed their confidence that the mine was reopening with safety being made a priority for the mine's owners and operators. You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/bc544071ea5b03234a2d86964d6c3cbf Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
Views: 1321 AP Archive
Coal keeps grasp on West Virginia despite environment concerns
As the US tries to pave the way in climate protection, the country's coal production has been on the decline. In addition to the environmental impact coal mining has left, communities are now feeling the economic effects of this recent shift.
Views: 2293 AFP news agency
Hopkins County Surface Mining Scenes
Video from Hopkins County, Kentucky.
Views: 1984 Mining Photography
Picture This – The end of coal
After decades of strife, strikes and an industry-wide decline Britain will close its last remaining deep coal mine this week. The closure will bring an end to the UK's historic relationship with coal, the industry which fuelled the industrial revolution and the rise of the British empire. In today's Picture This, we take a look at Britain's last farewell to deep coal mining.
Views: 913 TRT World
Cuttin off old strip mine
Cuttin some low grade off an old strip mine in some snowy weather. I don't own any of the music.
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Eco-Rehabilitation of Biodiversity in Forest Destroyed by Gold Miners - TvAgro by Juan Gonzalo Angel
Twitter @juangangel The environmental impact of mining includes erosion, formation of sinkholes, loss of biodiversity, and contamination of soil, groundwater, surface water by chemicals from mining processes. In some cases, additional forest logging is done in the vicinity of mines to increase the available room for the storage of the created debris and soil. Besides creating environmental damage, the contamination resulting from leakage of chemicals also affect the health of the local population. Mining companies in some countries are required to follow environmental and rehabilitation codes, ensuring the area mined is returned to close to its original state. Some mining methods may have significant environmental and public health effects. Nuss and Eckelman (2014) provide an overview of the life-cycle wide environmental impacts of metals production associated with 62 metals in year 2008. Erosion of exposed hillsides, mine dumps, tailings dams and resultant siltation of drainages, creeks and rivers can significantly impact the surrounding areas, a prime example being the giant Ok Tedi Mine in Papua New Guinea. In areas of wilderness mining may cause destruction and disturbance of ecosystems and habitats, and in areas of farming it may disturb or destroy productive grazing and croplands. In urbanised environments mining may produce noise pollution, dust pollution and visual pollution. The implantation of a mine is a major habitat modification, and smaller perturbations occurs on an larger scale than exploitation site, mine-waste residuals contamination of the environment for example. Adverse effects can be observed long after the end of the mine activity. Destruction or drastic modification of the original site and anthropogenic substances release can have majors impact on biodiversity in the area. Destruction of the habitat is the main component of biodiversity losses, but direct poisoning caused by mine extracted material, and indirect poisoning through food and water can also affects animals, vegetals and microorganisms. Habitat modification such as pH and temperature modification disturb communities in the area. Endemics species are especially sensitive, since they need really specific environmental conditions. Destruction or slight modification of their habitat put them at the risk of extinction. Habitats can be damaged when there is no enough terrestrial as well by non-chemicals products, such as large rocks from the mines that are discarded in the surrounding landscape with no concern for impacts on natural habitat. Concentration of heavy metals are known to decrease with distance from the mine, and effects on biodiveristy follow the same pattern. Impacts can vary a lot depending on mobility and bioavailability of the contaminant : less mobile molecules will stay inert in the environment while highly mobile molecules will easily move into another compartment or be taken up by organisms. For example, speciation of metals in sediments could modify their bioavailability, and thus their toxicity for aquatic organisms. Bioaccumulation plays an important role in polluted habitats : mining impacts on biodiversity should be, assuming that concentration levels are not high enough to directly kill exposed organisms, greater on the species on top of the food chain because of this phenomenon. Adverse mining effects on biodiversity depends on a great extend on the nature of the contaminant, the level of concentration at which it can be found in the environment, and on the nature of the ecosystem itself. Some species are really resistant to anthropogenic disturbances, while some other will completely disappear from the contaminated zone. Time alone does not seem to allow the habitat to recover completely from the contamination. Remediation takes time, and in most of the cases will not enable the recovery of the diversity present before the mining activity. Source https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Environmental_impact_of_mining Juan Gonzalo Angel www.tvagro.tv
Views: 4235 TvAgro
Mountaintop Mining Explorer - DotSpatial - BYU, CEEN 594R
A video presentation on Mountaintop Mining Explorer, a simple geospatial tool developed for Windows with C# and DotSpatial. The purpose of which is to estimate the volume of material to be removed from a region specified by the user. The sourceforge page disapeered for some reason. Here's a temporary link: http://leroytheotter.com/files/Mountaintop%20Mining%20Explorer%20Version% [[ Bad Link - The download page for Mountaintop Mining Explorer is https://sourceforge.net/projects/mountaintopminingexplorer/ ]]
Views: 398 LeroytheOtter
Coal Mine Tour, West Virginia
A tour of a coal mine in Beckley, West Virginia. See more videos at www.billsvideos.weebly.com
Views: 2508 Bill Kendall
Planting trees on surface-mined land
Forester with the U.S. Office of Surface Mining talks about restoring forests on surface-mined land. Story: http://www.kentucky.com/2015/03/15/3748878/group-plants-trees-in-eastern.html
Cookie Mining Lab
Views: 246 HHao1018
Common Ground - Modern Mining and You
Contains information on all forms of mining, including coal. (Grades K-12)
Views: 1707 CEDAR, Inc
Werris Creek Coal mine drone footage
Drone footage of three evaporators pumping away water that is flooding the Werris Creek coal mine. Clearly coal mining impacts on ground water as well as causing massive disruption to the land. We should be choosing Farms Not Coal!
Views: 311 Max Phillips
Coal miners insulted by pro-Bevin ad with Mexico mine footage
Pro-Bevin ad by the Republican Governors Association used paid footage of reportedly a mine in Mexico to pass as Kentucky miners.
Views: 253 Brad Bowman
Strip Mining WVU
Strip Mining animation-- Created using PowToon -- Free sign up at http://www.powtoon.com/youtube/ -- Create animated videos and animated presentations for free. PowToon is a free tool that allows you to develop cool animated clips and animated presentations for your website, office meeting, sales pitch, nonprofit fundraiser, product launch, video resume, or anything else you could use an animated explainer video. PowToon's animation templates help you create animated presentations and animated explainer videos from scratch. Anyone can produce awesome animations quickly with PowToon, without the cost or hassle other professional animation services require.
Views: 159 Daniel Archer
WRAP 25 dead in US mine blast, worst since 1984, reax; CEO s''bte
(6 Apr 2010) Montcoal, West Virginia 1. Wide shot police roadblock at entrance to Massey mine 2. Mid shot of building in Massey mine site 3. Close-up police officer talking to people in car Dry Creek, West Virginia NOTE: THESE SHOTS ARE NOT FROM MASSEY MINE 4. Various shots of coal from nearby site Montcoal, West Virginia 5. SOUNDBITE (English) Joe Manchin, Governor of West Virginia: "They''re telling me that the first hole could be as late as tomorrow evening before the first hole is down. Knowing what the conditions would be then to send the rescue teams in. So, it''s going to be a very long, slow process. Of course the families, you know, we went through the whole thing again about the 4 that we haven''t located. We have 18 people in the mine; 14 have been located and we know have been passed away, 4 we don''t know." 6. Manchin during briefing 7. SOUNDBITE (English) Kevin Stricklin, An administrator for the federal Mine Safety and Health Administration: "It''s quite evident that something went very wrong here for us to have the magnitude of this explosion. So, it''s apparent that something was wrong and I would just ask to give us an opportunity to conduct a full investigation and we''ll leave no stone unturned to get to the bottom and tell you exactly what was not going right here when this explosion did occur." Julian, West Virginia 8. Sign outside Massey Coal Services headquarters 9. SOUNDBITE (English) Don Blankenship, Massey Chief Executive: "When I first heard that there was CO (carbon monoxide) at the mine, I was hopeful it was just a smoking bearing or something. But we''ve scrambled to get in place and of course as the seriousness of it progressed we''ve become more and more concerned and of course we launched the rescue effort at an early stage." 10. Cutaway of interview 11. SOUNDBITE (English) Don Blankenship, Massey Chief Executive: "Well, it''s not possible to put production ahead of safety because you can''t be productive if you''re not safe." 12. Pan of headquarters Montcoal, West Virginia 13. SOUNDBITE (English) Candice Atkins, Family friend of one of the miners: "Profit over human life is what I think; all they care about is money. Cause all the citations they did not care of it, money over human life. That''s basically my opinion." Dry Creek, West Virginia NOTE: THESE SHOTS ARE NOT FROM MASSEY MINE 14. Pan of coal Whitesville, West Virginia 15. SOUNDBITE (English) Name not known, Resident: "My brothers, my dad; all of them was miners. My son used to work in the mines, which, you know, he had got hurt. He is not working in the mines no more, he has been trying to get back in, I don''t want him back in. I don''t care if he has to clean toilets, I don''t want him back in the mines." 16. Wide of restaurant 17. Close-up of decoration on wall 18. SOUNDBITE (English) Larry Asbury, Has two sons who work for Massey mines: "Well, everybody knows mining is dangerous but if you''re going to live here, which is our home, if you''re going to live here you''re probably going to end up working in the mines. Young kids know that and any middle aged person that is working out of state and decides to come home, he knows he is probably going to end up going underground, working in the mines." 19. Wide Asbury walking inside restaurant STORYLINE: A huge underground explosion blamed on methane gas killed 25 miners in the worst US coal mining disaster since 1984, and rescuers on Tuesday began a dangerous and possibly futile attempt to rescue four others still missing. Crews were bulldozing an access road so they could drill 1-thousand feet (300 meters) into the earth to release gases and make it safe to try to find the missing miners. You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/63392fdae96780069d9b196345473249 Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
Views: 62 AP Archive
APPALACHIA URNS with Cathy & Robert Woods www.WoodTurnedUrns.com
Views: 588 Dell Hambleton