Alpha Natural Resources to close last Kentucky mine

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coal layoffs

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) – An Alpha Natural Resources spokesman says the company plans to lay off 117 people when it shuts down a Kentucky coal mine in November.

Spokesman Steve Hawkins tells the Lexington Herald-Leader (http://bit.ly/2c3rNQj ) that the company has issued a required 60-day layoff notice at the Process Energy Mine in Pike County, which is set to be closed on Nov. 7.

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Hawkins says dismal market conditions are the reason for the layoffs.

He says the Process Energy mine is Alpha’s last active mine in Kentucky. The Bristol, Virginia-based company has 18 mines in West Virginia.

 



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