Consortium Hosts 2009 Miners' Celebration In W.Va.

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Beckley, W.Va. (AP) -- The Mine Safety Technology Consortium is hosting a two-day forum in Beckley to showcase technological innovations and a new generation of miners.

The 2009 Miners Celebration also will focus on the history of West Virginia's mining industry.

Speakers will include West Virginia Miners' Health, Safety and Training Director Ron Wooten and State Department of Commerce Secretary Kelley Goes.

Discussions will focus on such topics as safety advancement, reforestation of reclaimed mine land and sustainable energy parks.

The Thursday-Friday event at the Beckley-Raleigh County Convention Center is free and open to the public.

(Copyright 2009 by the Associated Press. All rights reserved.)


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  • by Mary Location: Beckley on Jul 23, 2009 at 05:19 AM
    Mining is our history but not our future. Coal is a finite resource that makes only a few rich. Wind and solar power are infinite renewable resources. When will our politicians quit selling us out to the money grabbing coal barrons and start putting WV in a position to get trained in the new technology? After the other 49 states have? Or, after Massey flattens southern WV and takes all his billions to the Caribbean?
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