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Created with Fabric.js 1.4.5 The coal mining industry is very destructive and it doesn't have to be.Kevin Richardson Mining is like a search and destroy mission.Steward Udall January 22, 1959 KNOX MINE DISASTER 12 LIVES 12 FAMILIES ... double click to change this header text! In a small town Port Griffith, Pennsylvania, a coal mining tragedy occured.Knox Coal Company miners dug too close to the Susquehanna River.10 Billion gallons of water flooded into themines trapping 81 miner underground.69 miners escaped upon locating the Eagle air shaft.12 have died and their bodies are never found.Regional economy is devastated as 5.000 minersbecame unemployed overnight. The River Slope Mine had ben quarried without the required benefit of surface boreholes to determine the thickness of the rock cover and without proper surveying.Federal, State and Country authorities orderedall the digging in the particuler vein to stop.Nevertheless Knox administration instructed mineworkers to keep digging. Why did this tragedy occured ? Sources:Death Underground: The Knox Mine Disaster By Lauren Berger, Fall 2009The cause of the Knox Mine DisasterBy Tom Mooney, February 15. 2013 U.S. Department of the Interior Bureau of Mines and a federal anti-crime body known as the Special Group, formed to investigate organized crime.Criminal prosecutions met only modest succes.Seven persons eventually convicted for wrongdoing in the Knox case, but their penalties, moreover, wererelatively light.Best-known figure found guilty of anything was August J. Lippi and served 41 months prison time onconviction for income tax evasion and bank fraud. Who is responsible ?
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