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COAL: Six U.S. Senators call on federal regulators to implement new rules protecting miners from silica dust, which has contributed to an ongoing surge in black lung cases. (Ohio Valley ReSource)

ALSO:
• A 20-year-old is killed at a southern West Virginia mine, marking the sixth coal mining death this year. (West Virginia Public Broadcasting)
• West Virginia and Welsh companies will collaborate on a business to manufacture coal into hard carbon battery and supercapacitor cells. (WV News) 

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