With all due respect for the deceased, and grief stricken families, those still waiting, not knowing if their loved ones are alive, my heart goes out to them, and great sorrow for their situation .
A Horrible horrible process. Tragedies are part of the history of mining coal.
Rockefeller says the sadness in unspeakable, but are they doing anything to stop this tragic history? No. They continue to proclaim Coal is a Clean & Safe energy source.
The president told us that in the last election, and for as much lip service we will hear from the Government, and corporate officials, as soon as this blows over, they will be right back at it.
It's a risk they are willing to take over & over. Supposedly they give workers locator devices, but in an explosion, and potential cave in, it's not clear how useful or if at all of use they are.
Still the methane toxicity of the air in the enclosed space can become instantly deadly.
The government & the big corporations are there for the profit, and continue to allow people to risk their lives for employment in a very dangerous situation.
How many times do we hear this kind of report, in the aftermath of a mining disaster
The underground coal mine has a history of violations for not properly ventilating highly combustible methane gas, safety officials said. MSNBC reports there were more than 450 violations and sited in 2009.
It ranks among the nation's top five coal producers and is among the industry's most profitable. It has a spotty safety record.
Ask the families of the deceased if they think coal is clean & safe.