The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia

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August 11, 2012

UBB Memorial asks visitors not to take coal

WHITESVILLE — Employees at a memorial to Upper Big Branch miners killed two years ago are asking visitors to refrain from taking coal from the site in Whitesville.

A posting on the memorial’s Facebook website says coal is disappearing from the monument’s base.

Media outlets report organizers are asking the public to preserve the site for future generations.

The memorial was dedicated two weeks ago to the 29 men killed in the April 2010 explosion.

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