Title

The Impacts of MINER Act of 2006 on the U.S. Mining Industry

Abstract

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.

Department(s)

Mining and Nuclear Engineering

Keywords and Phrases

MINER Act; S-MINER Act; Accident; Coal Mining; Fatalities; Mine Rescue

Document Type

Article - Journal

Document Version

Citation

File Type

text

Language(s)

English

Rights

© 2008 Springer Verlag, All rights reserved.

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