Coal mining in America's heartland | DW Documentary

Coal mining in America's heartland | DW Documentary

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Coal is the official state mineral of Kentucky.


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VOTE REPUBLICANS !! Save AMERICA.. Coal ..Security..borders..
Worked underground for 5 years. Whole different world down there. Nothing like it. Got hurt down there, Got life flighted back in 2015. Miss it so much
I'm surprised with the ones who got money for having black lung in the past a new law would of been already been past a long time ago or even now that all coalmines would have all coalminers wear a face mask everyday..
I'm like that ole guy that's playing and singing if I had a place I could pick that is the most beautiful place in the world it would be va..Plus I lived there half my life,my dad was a coal miner and by the grace of god that the coalmines didnt take our daddy away,but hes still alive today,but he fights black lung today..and my grandpaw and his dad was.ive lost two uncles in the mine too..I live I the flat lines u can call it in Indiana that has too much but still today I miss the mts.i might live here but when I die I will be back in the Mts just six feet dad's b.ood still runs black even though he's been out of the mines for around 30 yrs.take a few or add a few to that..even though it was ruff a lot of the times growing up,there is one thing we could count on was love.
Minecraft so I’m just mining
SW West Virginia abnd Eastern Kentucky combined = America's Great Maze!!!
around 25:00, babies holding a tin of some dip. haha omg
I'd like to know what Richard Dawkins has to say about that ritual.
Coal miners keep the lights on in America. You can go buy a Tesla but it's coal powered because that's what most of our electric companies burn to give us electricity! God bless our miner's, they're the toughest men in America
What the heck....I thought White men in America are lazy and only illegal aliens do hard labor...this can't be an accurate documentary...Is this the White Privilege I have been hearing so much about? I'm confused.
There's not a war on coal; the war is on pollution and because coal is the source of some of the worst pollution there is it seems as if the war is on coal. I feel really bad for these people not because they're trapped but because they're tools of trump. He's the master of deception and he's certainly done a number on these people. How ironic that a region steeped in religion supports a creep who spits on the Bible every time he opens his mouth,.
Who is the idiot that runs this coal mine? These men should wearing respirators with replaceable filters every day. They NEED OSHA
Very good. Left me feeling a little dark and I got a different prospective of trump, not sure if it was a good one though.
Do something else
God bless trump and the black men that support him
Those people deserve to be killed by those snakes for treating them so badly.. humans disgust me..
Religions are cults.. they are complete nutcases..
ok. I was wit cha until the snake and grannier burnin' her neck. woah! hold it.

Coal stock

Coal is extracted from the ground by coal mining, either underground by shaft mining, or at ground level by open pit mining extraction.


Coal is primarily used as a solid fuel to produce electricity and heat through combustion. World coal consumption was about 7.25 billion tonnes in 2010 The price of coal increased from around $30.00 per short ton in 2000 to around $150.00 per short ton as of September 2008. In early 2015, it was trading near $56/ton.