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West Virginia State Prosecutor Speaks Out on Mine Disaster

It will be some time before investigations into the Upper Big Branch coal mine explosion conclude, but local emotions are running high, and there has been a public outcry for criminal charges for the deaths of 29 miners. We spoke to Kristen Keller, the West Virginia state prosecutor in Raleigh county, where the mine is located, about the potential and difficulties of a criminal case in a disaster of this type.

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