Alpha Natural Resources cuts 71 jobs at mines in Ky. and Va.
(AP) — Alpha Natural Resources has cut 71
jobs at four coal mines in Kentucky and Virginia. Bristol, Virginia-based
Alpha attributes the cuts to weak demand for coal. The company says the
underground mines will continue operations. Media outlets report that
Alpha announced the cuts on Friday at the Tiller No. 1 mine in TazewellCounty,
Dorchester mine in WiseCounty, EMC No. 9 mine in Knott
County, Kentucky, and North Fork
mine in Letcher County, Kentucky.