The Impacts of MINER Act of 2006 on the U.S. Mining Industry
Several high-profile coal mining accidents since 2006 that killed 27 coal miners have prompted the passing of the Mine Improvement and New Emergency Response Act of 2006 (MINER Act) which was signed into law in 2006, and the proposed S-MINER Act of 2007, which passed the House of Representative in early 2008. The four coal mining accidents are described that are believed to be responsible for both the MINER Act and proposed S-MINER Act, and their potential impacts on the U.S. mining industry.
J. C. Tien, "The Impacts of MINER Act of 2006 on the U.S. Mining Industry," Journal of Coal Science and Engineering (China), Springer Verlag, Aug 2008.
The definitive version is available at http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s12404-008-0108-z
Mining and Nuclear Engineering
Keywords and Phrases
MINER Act; S-MINER Act; Accident; Coal Mining; Fatalities; Mine Rescue
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