How did the issue over threatening a mine inspector turn out? Did it go to court?
Done and over with Paid a fine . That is not what closed down the mines It is the underground tracking system that
The Gov. are making the owners install if they want to continue to mine coal underground .
Most of the Mine operators can not afford the system which is still not proven to work in anthracite mines as well as being safe to use around the Detonator's that the miners use to fire the shots . The Federal Gov. nor will the manufacturer will put it on paper saying it is a safe system . So the owners will not buy a system that is not proven to be safe also the manufacturers will not install them in the mines its up to the owners of the mines to install them . The way it is now is if you more then 200ft deep then you must have the system installed . Under 200 ft you do not need it But most coal is not that good in Quality under 200 ft like I said most coal there is always exception to every rule .