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Alpha Closing Eight Coal Mines, Eliminating 1,200 Jobs

September 19, 2012

National Public Radio — Facing competition from cheap natural gas, coal producer Alpha Natural Resources said it’s cutting production by 16 million tons and eliminating 1,200 jobs companywide. The cuts include 400 jobs with the immediate closing of eight mines in Virginia, West Virginia and Pennsylvania. Listen to the NPR segment