Sat January 22, 2011
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Neglect Accusations Spur Defense Over Mine Disaster

It's been a rough week for the 29 families who lost loved ones in last April's coal mine disaster in West Virginia. Federal investigators briefed them on the likely cause, which basically boiled down to this: Neglect caused the explosion, which could have been easily prevented. But the mine's owner, Massey Energy, has its own theory.