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Strip mining worsened the severity of deadly Kentucky floods, say former mining regulators. They are calling for an investigation

Two former state and federal mining regulators say state and federal authorities should investigate the role strip mining played in last week’s devastating and deadly flooding in eastern Kentucky and the condition of the mines after the torrential rainfall.

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