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Alpha Natural Resources laying off nearly 900 at West Virginia mines

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Bankrupt coal producer Alpha Natural Resources announced Monday it plans to lay off 831 miners and dozens more support staff at eight underground mines and two processing plants in southern West Virginia as a result of the industry’s downturn. Bristol, Virginia-based Alpha said it has sent 60-day layoff warning notices to Boone and Raleigh counties. The announcement ...

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