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By Rose Ragsdale
For Mining News 

No coal mine safety issues in Alaska

Lower 48 mine accidents, federal legislation likely will affect region's underground mines, future coal mines in Alaska


Last updated 7/30/2006 at Noon

As coal mine safety leaped into the national spotlight this year, miners in Alaska and Canada thankfully have been left out of the loop. That's because Canada has only two underground coal mines and Alaska has none.

The only underground coal mine in Western Canada is on Vancouver Island and is a mostly mechanized operation with just 17 employees. Canada's other mine that fits the profile is lo...

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