UBB Memorial dedication ceremony set for Friday

Jul 24, 2012 Full story: Coal Valley News 53

The focal point of the Upper Big Branch Miners Memorial was installed at the recently completed memorial plaza in Whitesville last week.

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Beckley, WV

#1 Jul 25, 2012
God rest the miners, but obama has klled more with the epa than this explosion did.
nemesis

Charleston, WV

#2 Jul 25, 2012
You've got to be kidding, did you read the report just released by the US Geological Survey? There are more toxins in the air and water in the Southern coalfields than the rest of the State. People have been told this for years, and they won't listen. Don't blame the EPA for finally taking a stand.
coal miners wife

Oak Hill, WV

#3 Jul 25, 2012
nemesis wrote:
You've got to be kidding, did you read the report just released by the US Geological Survey? There are more toxins in the air and water in the Southern coalfields than the rest of the State. People have been told this for years, and they won't listen. Don't blame the EPA for finally taking a stand.
I don't believe every report that they put out, last I checked, I didn't see anyone walking around with an extra arm growing out of their head, or 4 legs. If there was "that much toxins" in the air, we would be seeing side effects. People live just as long here maybe longer, than anywhere else. Just because it is in print doesn't make it so, Where did you read that on the internet? lol
enoughisenough

Charleston, WV

#4 Jul 25, 2012
coal miners wife wrote:
<quoted text>I don't believe every report that they put out, last I checked, I didn't see anyone walking around with an extra arm growing out of their head, or 4 legs. If there was "that much toxins" in the air, we would be seeing side effects. People live just as long here maybe longer, than anywhere else. Just because it is in print doesn't make it so, Where did you read that on the internet? lol
Like you give a damn anyway. You don't care what happens to the enviroment long as hubby brings home that shopping money
enoughisenough

Charleston, WV

#5 Jul 25, 2012
coal miners wife wrote:
<quoted text>I don't believe every report that they put out, last I checked, I didn't see anyone walking around with an extra arm growing out of their head, or 4 legs. If there was "that much toxins" in the air, we would be seeing side effects. People live just as long here maybe longer, than anywhere else. Just because it is in print doesn't make it so, Where did you read that on the internet? lol
You obviously have read nothing on lung cancer research. How mortality rates among people the live close to coal fields skyrocket. And that line about people living longer here than anywhere else, well, I could smell that bullshit a mile away. But that's ok, you enjoy that paycheck
Get real

Beckley, WV

#6 Jul 25, 2012
My grandpa retired from 52 years in the mines. He's now living in Raleigh County at the ripe old age of 87 & in fine health. His wife has lived here her entire life, & is also healthy as can be at 84. I wonder how many "toxins" are floating around Philadelphia, New York City, or Atlanta? How about living near a natural gas well? You wanna drink that water?
Whatever

Barnesville, OH

#7 Jul 25, 2012
enoughisenough wrote:
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You obviously have read nothing on lung cancer research. How mortality rates among people the live close to coal fields skyrocket. And that line about people living longer here than anywhere else, well, I could smell that bullshit a mile away. But that's ok, you enjoy that paycheck
You're so funny. People here do live just as long as anyone else does. My grandfather worked in the mines for 35 years and lived to be 89. My other grandfather worked for just as long and is still kicking. Pollution is not the problem, pill heads and meth addicts are. That's why the mortality rate skyrockets. Those poor little dope heads that don't know when to stop.
enoughisenough

Charleston, WV

#8 Jul 25, 2012
Whatever wrote:
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You're so funny. People here do live just as long as anyone else does. My grandfather worked in the mines for 35 years and lived to be 89. My other grandfather worked for just as long and is still kicking. Pollution is not the problem, pill heads and meth addicts are. That's why the mortality rate skyrockets. Those poor little dope heads that don't know when to stop.
Oh my bad, I didn't know 2 people counter-validated the years of documented research on pneumoconiosis. It doesn't just affect coal miners. Why do you think the city of Sylvester won those coal dust lawsuits?
Preach the TRUTH

Beckley, WV

#9 Jul 25, 2012
Reports/Rumors are circulating that the "Tree-Hugger" losers who don't bath are organizing around Blair Mountain this week to "protest" and disrupt the memorial dedication in Whitesville on Friday and once again illegally "occupy" the dragline at Alpha's Twilight mine near Whitesville.

No matter how you feel about MTR mining, ANYONE who would protest/disrupt a memorial for 29 people who tragically lost their lives is contemptible!! They are no better than the group that goes around disrupting Military member funerals.
Whatever

Barnesville, OH

#10 Jul 25, 2012
enoughisenough wrote:
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Oh my bad, I didn't know 2 people counter-validated the years of documented research on pneumoconiosis. It doesn't just affect coal miners. Why do you think the city of Sylvester won those coal dust lawsuits?
There are more than 2 who can counter-validate all the years of research, and you know it. Black lung is a horrible disease, but it is no reason to strip an entire region of its livelihood. The men that work in the mines today know the danger of black lung; they are more informed than either of my grandfathers ever was. They choose their families over the risk of developing black lung. It is their choice to make. I am sure most of them do not appreciate you or others like you, trying to take their jobs away because you think you know what is best for them. Our coal miners do not need a nanny.

As to the Sylvester coal dust case, I have no clue why they won. It was probably because the judge chose skewed data and ideology over common sense and the law.
enoughisenough

Charleston, WV

#11 Jul 25, 2012
Whatever wrote:
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There are more than 2 who can counter-validate all the years of research, and you know it. Black lung is a horrible disease, but it is no reason to strip an entire region of its livelihood. The men that work in the mines today know the danger of black lung; they are more informed than either of my grandfathers ever was. They choose their families over the risk of developing black lung. It is their choice to make. I am sure most of them do not appreciate you or others like you, trying to take their jobs away because you think you know what is best for them. Our coal miners do not need a nanny.
As to the Sylvester coal dust case, I have no clue why they won. It was probably because the judge chose skewed data and ideology over common sense and the law.
Hmm at that I'll leave you be in this battle of wits sir, cus you're apparently unarmed. Good day to you
TRK

Cool Ridge, WV

#12 Jul 25, 2012
To Enoughisenough:
If the miners don't keep their jobs then who's going to pay for your check and food stamps? Because we all know none of you have JOBS!!
Whatever

Barnesville, OH

#13 Jul 25, 2012
enoughisenough wrote:
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Hmm at that I'll leave you be in this battle of wits sir, cus you're apparently unarmed. Good day to you
I was wondering when the insults and name-calling would start. Such a typical response, insult and run away.
pipere

Amarillo, TX

#14 Jul 25, 2012
The ones who received $$ in Sylvester were just Money hungry, starting with the Mayor. Every time something happens, they blame Elk Run! The tree huggers are moving in, their plan is shut down a surface mine, by walking on site. Also, protesting the memorial. Our fathers, grandfathers and great grandfathers worked in the coal mines, how do you think everybody on this river lived? It provided homes, clothes, food, etc.... for you!!!!!
enoughisenough

Charleston, WV

#15 Jul 26, 2012
I wonder how many miners that obnoxious thing could have kept employed
Doug

Ashburn, VA

#16 Jul 26, 2012
enoughisenough wrote:
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You obviously have read nothing on lung cancer research. How mortality rates among people the live close to coal fields skyrocket. And that line about people living longer here than anywhere else, well, I could smell that bullshit a mile away. But that's ok, you enjoy that paycheck
All of these comments are more then just fact. There are a lot of other complaints that I could list.
Like not getting paid for the hours that you work, until a month later.
Not getting paid the rate you was contracted, or told you would be getting paid for. Until the check was already cut, and your in a bind for money.
You will never get in contact with these people again, after you are contracted to work, and are working, seems like that is the only thing that matters to them, for them to bring in the money, and you get paid far less then what you are worth.
This company will not be around long, poor management, and training on their part.
Speaking of which, because of their lack of training, one of their Red hats was a fatality at a mine site, during their first year as a company.
Goes to show you how much they cared. The only thing that they was worried about was covering their butts..
Pathetic excuse for a business, that I have ever seen.
I would not recommend this even to an illegal immigrant, that would even work in the worst conditions, for very little money.
nemesis

Charleston, WV

#17 Jul 26, 2012
They flocked to Don's mines like a herd of cattle, now who's really to blame? And, as far as Elk Run, when someone does in on you, and rubs it in like Don did, what else do you expect but contempt. The man has brought disaster and death to the coal fields, pure and simple, and he walked away with millions, and could care less.
nemesis

Charleston, WV

#18 Jul 27, 2012
It goes on, another miner killed in Boone County this morning.
citizen

Winifrede, WV

#19 Jul 27, 2012
Does anyone know where the dedication ceremony can be viewed online? I was unable to attend but very much want to watch the entire ceremony. I went to the facebook page but the video is not there. Maybe a link will be posted there. I'm sure a lot of people would like to view the ceremony online.
lol

New York, NY

#20 Jul 27, 2012
enoughisenough wrote:
<quoted text>Oh my bad, I didn't know 2 people counter-validated the years of documented research on pneumoconiosis. It doesn't just affect coal miners. Why do you think the city of Sylvester won those coal dust lawsuits?
actually Sylvester lost the majority of their lawsuits but to be a good neighbor Massey still covered their reserves.
Have you ever noticed the lifestyle around the mines? usually it's not people who work in the mines...it's fat, lazy people who sit on their butts and smoke all day...I'm not saying it's an ideal environment but I don't think it's more dangerous than living with exhaust in big cities or by the aluminum plan or chemical plants and without these places what would anyone do for employment? draw a check?! that would be a great solution. and I'm not even going to go into the importance of electricity which coal is necessary for at this point...I think the horrible storms and weeks with out power took care of that point.

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