With the 50th anniversary of the disaster now upon the coal mining communities of southern West Virginia and Eastern Kentucky, the question for many throughout the region remains: Could a Buffalo Creek-type disaster occur again, and what are the risks? Nicole Ziege - Appalachian Newspapers.
The National Wildlife Federation honored longtime West Virginia coalfield engineer, Jack Spadaro, who was an advocate regarding mine safety and health and environmental protection with a 2012 National Conservation Achievement Award. State Journal - Taylor Kuykendall, Reporter. YouTube.
April's fatal explosion at the Upper Big Branch Mine is a tragic illustration that major mining incidents are still fairly commonplace in the US. Chris Lo asks mine safety consultant Jack Spadaro whether the US mining industry has learned from the mistakes of the past. Mining-Technology.com
Jack Spadaro is a singular figure in the mining world. With nearly 40 years of experience as a mine safety engineer and expert, Spadaro is one of those very rare government regulators who is revered alike by miners and coalfield citizens for his meticulous commitment to safety, health and environmental standards in the coalfields. Huffington Post - Blog Entries by Jeff Biggers
The Spadaro Award is given annually for the best documentary on Appalachia given by the Appalachian Studies Association. The award recognizes the producer for outstanding work in film, video, television, or radio. Technical and Submission Requirements. Make nominations to: Jack Wright Appalachian Studies Association
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