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PG&E Moves Power Underground in Plan to Bury 10,000 miles

SANTA ROSA, Calif. (AP) — Pacific Gas & Electric Co. is working on an ambitious project to bury thousands of miles of power lines in an effort to prevent igniting fires with its equipment and avoid shutting down electricity during …

Body of Missing Coal Miner Found After Roof Collapse

HARLAN, Ky. (AP) — Crews have recovered the body of a Kentucky coal miner missing after a roof collapsed deep underground, officials said. INMET Mining CEO Hunter Hobson told WYMT-TV on Monday night that it was with “deepest sorrow” that …

Navy Suspends Use of Military Tank Farm Above Hawaii Aquifer

HONOLULU (AP) — The U.S. Navy announced Monday that it has suspended use of World War II-era fuel tank farm above a Hawaii aquifer that supplies nearly 20% of Honolulu’s drinking water. Navy Secretary Carlos Del Toro made the announcement …

Coal Dust: Mine Managers in Federal Fraud Trial in Kentucky

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Four former coal mine officials are being tried on criminal fraud charges in Kentucky for allegedly skirting federal rules meant to reduce deadly dust in underground mines. The men worked as managers or supervisors for now-bankrupt …

2,100 Leaking Underground Tanks Litter Indiana

The state environmental agency is in the midst of using $4 million in federal money to clean up 28 sites around Indiana with leaking underground storage tanks, although that will barely make a dent in the state’s problem. The state …

Montana Mine Work Suspended After Underground Death

Underground work has been suspended at a central Montana precious metals mine as federal safety inspectors investigate the death of a worker 1,200 feet underground. Stillwater Mining Co. spokesman John Beaudry describes Monday afternoon’s death as an isolated accident. He …

Saltwater Pipeline Bursts in Northwest North Dakota

A Texas company says an underground saltwater pipeline ruptured in northwest North Dakota and flooded about 40 acres of farmland and wetlands. Frisco-based Petro Harvester Operating Co. tells the Minot Daily News that the break in the 3-inch pipeline was …

12 Trapped in China Coal Mine Flood

An official says a flood in a coal mine in southwestern China has trapped a dozen miners underground. A staffer from the Guizhou provincial coal mine safety bureau confirmed that there had been a flood on Sunday morning at the …