W.Va. Mine Settlement Expected
by: Steve InskeepHoward Berkes, NPR, December 6, 2011 3:12:00 am
NPR has confirmed some elements of a reported $200-million-settlement that resolves civil and criminal penalties growing out of last year's Upper Big Branch mine disaster in West Virginia. Sources tell NPR the deal will include cash payments for the families of the 29 mine workers killed in the nation's worst mine explosion in 40 years.