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Substance Abuse Summit 2004

"Keeping America's Mines Drug- and Alcohol-Free"


The Mine Safety and Health Administration and the states of Kentucky, Virginia, and West Virginia held a free one-day substance abuse summit for individuals involved with coal mining operations and activities in the Southern Appalachian region. This kick-off meeting brought together a coalition of government, mining industry, labor, miners, and public health experts to share information, expertise and experiences in dealing with substance abuse in mines and the community.

For more information, please contact Melinda Pon (202) 693-9516 (MSHA), Paris Charles (502) 573-0140 (Kentucky), Frank Linkous (276) 523-8226 (Virginia), or Doug Conaway (304) 558-1425 (West Virginia).

Documents and Resources from the Summit