Coal mining began in Pennsylvania in the mid-1700's, fueled by the Colonial iron industry. Bituminous (soft) coal was first mined in Pennsylvania about 1760 at Coal Hill (present-day Mount Washington), just across the Monongahela River from the city of Pittsburgh.
Harlan County, USA is a 1976 documentary film covering the Brookside Strike, an effort of 180 coal miners and their wives against the Duke Power Company-owned Eastover Coal Company's Brookside Mine and Prep Plant in Harlan County, southeast Kentucky in 1973. Directed and produced by Barbara Kopple, who has long been an advocate of workers' rights, Harlan County, U.S.A. is less ambivalent in
Dec 09, 2011Mining Feature: Trend in Black Lung Cases Concerns NIOSH Researchers. Keywords: WV conducts the Coal Workers' Health Surveillance Program as mandated by the Federal Coal Mine Health and Safety Act of 1969. In this program, underground coal miners can volunteer to be periodically examined for the presence of CWP at no cost to the miner.
Fire; 1963 Annual Coal Report 43 - Fatal Accidents According to an investigation by the Illinois State Mining Board, a fire of unknown origin was discovered about 3:40 p.m. on January 29, 1963, which cost the lives of three workmen and did extensive damage to the underground workings of the Freeman Coal Company's Orient No. 5 Mine, near Logan, Illinois.
The purpose behind the Upper Big Branch – Never Again documentary is to review forensic evidence from the Upper Big Branch Mine disaster that occurred on April 5, 2010. The film seeks to start a public discussion about the need for cooperation among the mining industry, government and mining experts to improve mining safety.
Vintage film footage brings early coal mining to life! A documentary of early coal mining and a tribute to coal miners Cadiz/Hicks Production 2007 English Color and BW Full Screen 4:3 120 minutes Dolby Digital Includes Bonus Features: Reflections Pioneering Underground Mining Disaster at Tippleville Mine Town of War, WV
This Coal Mining: A Visual Documentary Video is suitable for 6th - 8th Grade. The Harold Keen Coal Company has produced an excellent video which shows the viewer all about the process of mining coal that shows some rarely-seen images of the intricacies of underground mining. Surface mining is also described in detail.
Burning the Future: Coal in America dramatically documents the devastating environmental, health and social impact our addiction to coal has on West a, where mountaintop removal mining has obliterated 1.4 million acres of mountains and polluted the groundwater. The film profiles the courageous West ians who challenged the powerful coal industry, and launched a valiant fight to
Documentaries only. The following are not considered documentaries on this subreddit: TV news, articles, interviews, lectures, amateur home videos, mockumentaries, biopics, and vlogs. Coal Mining in America's Heartland (2018) The black hell lives of West ia coal miners [42:25] For a lot of towns the local mine is the place for a
This is a very powerful documentary that takes place in the Appalachia WV Region. It's about locals fighting to save their last mountain, Coal River, from Massey Energy and Mountaintop removal. It brought tears to my eyes on more than one occasion. It can be found through Netflix, Amazon, and Coal Countries website.
Oct 10, 2018The process of creating the After Coal documentary took more than five years. During that time, I learned to stop looking for concrete solutions and start supporting an ongoing conversation about how to create healthy communities in former coal-mining regions.
May 15, 2014The Benxihu colliery disaster in China cost 1,549 lives and is believed to be the worst coal mining disaster ever. The tragedy occurred on 26 April 1942 in the Honkeiko coal mine, located near Benxi in the Liaoning province of China. The fatal explosion of the underground coal mine was caused by a mixture of gas and coal dust.
I briefly wrote about a new documentary, The Last Mountain, which covers the insane mountaintop removal coal mining industry in January, and included a trailer of the film. Well the film just premiered in New York City and the Natural Resource Defense Council's Eric Goldstein made it to the premiere and has shared his experience of it. I thought it was worth a share.
Dec 28, 2016The opening scenes from the impressive documentary "Blood on the Mountain" show the beautiful forested hills of Appalachian coal country from the air. West ia, second in the nation in coal production (and second poorest state in the nation), looks
Jul 30, 2015The first coal mines were established in this island in 1887, even if people living in close islands had collected coal for centuries. Mitsubishi bought the island in 1890 and established there a big coal mining facility, that played an important role in Japan's industrialization.
Role of Women in Coal Mining Labor Activism in Appalachia. Scope: This pathfinder had been constructed as a guide for anyone interested in learning more about the role pf women in coal mining related labor related activism in Appalachia. The academic discourse on labor activism, particularly as it relates to labor in Appalachia, has been
The list contains the best, new and most relevant coal mining movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, serious, touching, emotional, sentimental and sincere films and TV shows about / with coal mining, society, coal, friendship, mining, power relations, coal mine, miner, hopes and love and romance plots mostly in Drama, Biography and Romance genres
View the press release: "National Geographic Documentary Films Acquires 2017 Tribeca Film Festival Selection From the Ashes" View the press release: "National Geographic Broadens Access to Documentary on the Impacts of Coal and America's Energy Future with Free Streaming Release of From the Ashes" Download the full trailer
Ronnie Johnson still remembers the first time he went underground. He and a handful of other coal miners piled into a little trailer and descended into the mine. When they got down to the bottom, Ronnie's boss handed him a wrench and told him to open a nearby water line. But someone had forgotten to cut
May 24, 2019When environmental lawyer Samantha (Kelly Noonan) returns to her childhood home to celebrate her coal-mining father George's (Jeff Fahey) retirement, some gentle ribbing by his coworkers prods her into volunteering to work with him in the mine on his last day.
Appalachia, a region of extraordinary beauty and natural diversity, is under attack. Mountaintop removal is strip mining on steroids—a radically destructive form of surface mining whereby coal companies bulldoze the forest, decapitate the peaks with explosives, push the shattered rubble into adjacent valleys, and destroy the ecologically crucial headwater streams that had been there before.
In this feature documentary, filmmaker Paul Cowan offers an innovative, moving account of the Westray coal mine disaster that killed 26 men in Nova Scotia on May 9, 1992. The film focuses on the lives of three widows and three miners lucky enough not to be underground that day when the methane and coal
Jan 25, 2016Like most of West ia, the New River Gorge area has a rich history of coal mining. In fact, during the Industrial Period, more than 50 coal towns sprung up there, bringing thousands of people to the gorge. Those coal towns disappeared just as quickly as they appeared, though, leaving the
Short documentary set in the former mining village of Stainforth, near Doncaster, in the wake of the Brexit. Sheena Moore, a social worker from a former coal mining family leads us through her village and asks people how they voted, why, and what they hope for.
Including health impacts in environmental impact assessments for three Australian coal-mining projects: a documentary analysis Emily Riley. Level 2 The Hub, Charles Perkins Centre D17, The University of Sydney, NSW, Australia. Search for other works by this author on: Oxford Academic. PubMed.
The Mine Wars or rather the "West ia coal wars" arose from a dispute between coal companies and the miners themselves. The first workers strike took place in 1912, with the help of Mary "Mother" Jones, an important figure in unionizing the mine workers simply demanded better pay
Posts about Coal Mining written by kristalynnbryson. Over the last few weeks, West ians have been enmeshed in a water disaster that has become more and more devastating with each revelation of information about the chemicals spilled, the amount of chemicals spilled, the neglect of Freedom Industries and government regulatory agencies, and the blind-eye turned on us by most of the
If you were raised up into the coal mining you'd respect it enough to know sometimes that's all a person can do. It's a hard, rough, and incredibly dark job. People probably die out their everyday while mining coal from rocks and hillsides collapsing on them.
The world premiere of this compelling film documentary at the Workers Unite Film Festival in New York City last May couldn't have been more timely, on the heels of West ia coal-chemical spills, a mounting health crisis from strip-mining and black lung disease, and dangerous coal-slurry impoundments readying for the next foretold Buffalo
Arch Coal (ACI) is the second largest U. Through our national network of mines, we contribute of America's annual coal supply. We strive to operate the world's safest and most responsible low-sulfur, clean coal mines. Take a virtual tour of Black Thunder Mine, the largest single surface coal-mining complex in the world.
Live chat with our professional customer service! Get the quotation list.Chat Now