Sunday, November 09, 2003

Whistle-blower for mine safety to be fired by Bush administration?

The NY Times (registration required) has this story on Jack Spadaro, the superintendent of the National Mine Health and Safety Academy in Beckley, WV, who "has been an outspoken critic of a federal investigation into a huge spill of coal sludge in eastern Kentucky three years ago. The accident, at the Martin County Coal Company, is considered one of the biggest environmental disasters in the Appalachian region."

The article goes on to say the Martin County spill was larger even that the Buffalo Creek disaster, the subject of this interesting lawyer book.

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