West Virginia Coal Mine Closure Costs 400 Jobs
Another 400 West Virginians are set to lose their jobs with the closure of Mission Coal’s Pinnacle Mine in Wyoming County, WV.
A news report says the mine will be shuttered after an attempt to sell it fell through.
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“The mine is the largest employer in Wyoming County after the school system,” the Associated Press reports. “Workers were moving equipment out of the mine this week, a sure sign of its imminent closure.”
Governor Jim Justice said he hoped the mine “has not seen its last days,” adding that “it’s not a good day.”