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Alpha Natural Resources announces layoffs

By Preston Ayres, payres@wcyb.com
Published On: Jan 07 2013 04:49:25 AM CST
Updated On: Jan 07 2013 04:54:11 PM CST

Two-hundred coal miners are out of work after Bristol, Virginia based Alpha Natural Resources idled four coal mines in Kentucky.

Three of the four mines are in the Cumberland community of Harlan County, Kentucky. The fourth is in Letcher County.

Alpha Natural Resources says they made the cuts hoping to streamline operations. Sixty people were offered transfers.

The 200 people out of work will receive pay and benefits for 60-days.