Mine Seal Rule Debated

By Stu Johnson


A federal remedy for seal problems in underground coal mines was debated in Lexington, Ky., yesterday. A Mine Safety and Health Administration panel took comments for more than three hours on its emergency temporary standard for sealing up mined out areas. A similar hearing was held earlier this week in Morgantown. MSHA officials heard from widows of miners killed by explosions and from coal industry officials.

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