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Justice Dept. investigating W.Va. mine explosion

By Ed O'Keefe

By The Post's Jerry Markon and Ed O'Keefe:

The Justice Department is conducting a criminal investigation of the explosion that killed 29 people at a West Virginia coal mine, and current and former employees of the mine's owner have been interviewed by the FBI, law enforcement sources said Friday.

The probe, which is at least a week old, is focused on the deadly April 5 blast and the circumstances surrounding it, the sources said, speaking on the condition of anonymity because the investigation remains ongoing. It is still in its early stages, and officials do not yet know if it will lead to charges, the sources added.

The Upper Big Branch mine in Montcoal, W.Va., is owned by Massey Energy. It had been cited for numerous safety violations, including a dozen in the weeks ahead of the explosion for problems with ventilating the mine and preventing a buildup of deadly methane.

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By Ed O'Keefe  | April 30, 2010; 2:12 PM ET
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I hope that Justice Dept investigation focuses on the real problem - 8 years of the BUSH REGIME with Cheney at the helm.

The policy changes that made regulations "voluntary" are too numerous to count; the Bush/Cheney "laissez faire" approach to almost everything except invading sovereign countries led to many of hte disasters we are all paying for now - INCLUDING THE WALL STREET WILD WEST RIPOFF OF AMERICA - -adn the regime's bailout of their friends when the whole house of cards collapsed.

BUSH,CHENEY,FEITH,WOLFOWITZ should be at the top of the Justice Dept's list of people to crucify for the loss of 30 miners in West Virginia.
(the report above says '29', but one more has died of his injuries in the weeks since the explosion).

How's that voluntary environmental safeguards/reporting program working out for ya in the Gulf of Mexico, Reds?

Has Caribou Barbie forgotten how to spell the word "twitter"?

She sure has been quiet on the subject of SPILL, BABY, SPILL, hasn't she?

She's got no backbone - just another Red coward.

Posted by: lquarton | May 3, 2010 11:57 PM | Report abuse

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