EYEWITNESS LOCAL NEWSEffects Of Alpha Mine Layoff Spreads
from Eyewitness News Online
Reported by: Bob Aaron
Web Producer: Jeff Morris
Reported: Aug. 6, 2013 1:00 PM EDT
Updated: Aug. 6, 2013 5:52 PM EDT
Madison , Boone County , West Virginia
Tuesday was the day layoffs were officially set at several Boone County coal mines, but most of the 160 miners were let go at the time of the June announcement and given their two months pay under a federal law that requires two-month notice from large employers.
Eyewitness News found those layoffs already have been affecting Boone County businesses near the mines.
Independence Coal Co. is closing its entire Allegiance, Cook and Justice No. 1 mines in Seth, while the Spartan Mining Co. is shutting down the Liberty Processing Plant in Madison.
The companies cite market conditions as the reason. All the workers were notified back in June of the layoffs.
The two companies are owned by Alpha Natural Resources.
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