State gets grant for mining education, safety

Posted: Wednesday, March 19, 2003

ANCHORAGE (AP) The state has received a federal grant of nearly $43,000 for mine, health, and safety training and education.

The grant comes from the U.S. Department of Labor's Mine Safety and Health Administration. The agency is awarding a total of nearly $8 million in health and safety grants nationwide.

Alaska has about 268 active mines and nearly 7,000 miners.

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