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The recent explosion at the Upper Big Branch mine in West Virginia raises questions about mine safety. Two Nevada gold mines have figured on a recent list of the most dangerous mines in the country put out by the House of Representatives' Education and Labor. We talk with safety expert Ellen Smith about how mines are inspected and why those Nevada gold miners have made it onto the list.

Ellen Smith, Owner and Managing Editor, Mining Safety and Health News

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Massey Energy CEO Don Blankenship leaves a Senate Health and Human Services subcommittee hearing in Washington, D.C., on May 20, 2010, after answering questions about mine safety.
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