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Beckley Register Herald (Newspaper) - July 27, 2015, Beckley, West Virginia Mobile Herald . Eyes the Cost of Coal mine cleanup state worried taxpayers May have to foot the Bill by Daniel Tyson Register Herald reporter West Virginia is among several Coal producing states pressing Coal companies to prove they have the funding available to clean up Sites after they finish mining placing a new headache on a financially strained Industry. Coal companies Are suffering financially from cheaper natural Gas tougher environmental regulations and a global glut that has depressed prices tile nations three largest Coal companies a Peabody Energy corp., Alpha natural resources and Arch Coal a have seen their combined value collapse to below $1 billion from More than $25 million four years ago according to various financial publications. Overall Between 2009 and 2014, while the Dow Jones Industrial average Rose 69 percent the Coal sector Index lost 76 percent of its value. That has state regulators stepping up oversight on Coal companies amid worrying that taxpayers could be left with the costly and environmentally complicated cleanups As a number of Coal companies with operations in West Virginia file for bankruptcy Protection at least three mining companies in the state Are under chapter la Protection. A it is rough times in the Coal Fields night now a said Harold Ward acting director of the mining and reclamation division at the states department of environmental Protection. A you nope for them til lie successful Lait you anticipate the in West Virginia Only Allia is self bonded a practice in which Ami companies use their own finances As insurance to pay for future mine area cleanup. Alpha is Likely to file for bankruptcy Protection in Early August and two weeks ago was kicked off the slew York Stock Exchange and began the process of being relisted. See cleanup 7a on Page 3a a mine layoffs blamed on safety issues a Consol retirees May face loss of benefits just for kids to Host Golf tournament local i rut Aadams earns double All America status in Fargo . Spouts i Safe i International Tkv raut comes to state Fairgrounds Moron i rut a Register Erald monday july 27,2015 Beckley West Virginia a single copy $1.00 Chris Jackson the Register Herald 2 Tyler Allan a senior at West Virginia state University excavated a site at Tams on thursday. Dig uncovers life at Tams Coal Camp by Daniel Tyson Register Herald reporter on an acre or to of land in Tam last week Small red Orange and Pink flags were in the ground people trudged through muck directing others to move right or left and Square holes about a foot and a half deep were dug in the Earth a All to disa Iver history. The history being discovered Wasny to of victorious generals in Battles or politicians making their legacy. Instead archaeologists and students were digging literally into How the working class residents of Tams a company town lived worked and played. A we Are examining history from the Bottom up a Hind Carl Demuth the Lead archaeologist. After five weeks of digging the archaeologists have found a number of items and Are developing theories of life in Tams. A scattering of marbles an animal Bone pottery and glassware were discovered Demuth said its too Early in the project to give a definitive answer Niimi holds up a place of Glass he found at an excavation site in Tams. As to How life was in the Ami Camp. However there Are clues such As the marbles that children made up a Large percentage of the population in Tams and neighbouring Stotesbury. A we know there were lots of children living in these towns a he said. Another clue to life was found when they were digging one of the Square holes. There the team found a Clay like pipe about 6 inches in diameter. Demuth said they believe its either a water or sewer line. Evidence found earlier showed there were outhouses in the Camp but by 1977, when the wimp started to slowly fade indoor plumbing was the Norm he said. Tams was a segregated Coal Camp As were most. In the immigrant Section the archaeologists found what they believe is the foundation of the Catholic Church. The Church burned in the 1940s and was never rebuilt. The group uncovered the Concrete Steps leading to the Entrance. But the soils color is the biggest clue explained Demuth. A Darker soil indicates this is where the Church was a he explained. A we know it burned in either 1946 or 1947. It was never rebuilt because at the time there was a shortage of construction in his autobiography a the smokeless Coal Fields of West Virginia a Coal Camp founder . A a major Tams described the layout of his hollow a the houses above the tipple were occupied by the negroes the Section below the tipple by White americans and still further Down a Section for the foreign miners a see Tams 7a a tomatoes Are my Best Sellers followed by Corn on the cob Walt Anderson fresh produce Vendor a a a Sandwich a a tors and Mayonnaise a Homegrown tomatoes Are to Rural America what store bought ones Are to Urban cities. The Solanum better known As the Tomato has had poems and even a couple songs paying homage to it. Perhaps the most popular is John Denver s a Homegrown a up in the morning out in the Garden get you a Ripe one done to pick a hard one Plant Calia area Farmers markets reap the benefits of nostalgia for fresh produce in or a Kaggl Usu Rorri vim Myrv a in pop a wow is Pam Man c up or. Mumm met of i Bibb sub 1bkb Blob by feb a bar by Daniel Tyson Register Herald reporter on a straight stretch of Road Between Coal City and Rhodell on a recent weekday Walt Anderson sat listening to country music As people thumped red tomatoes hefted cucumbers sniffed Corn on the cob and poked baby potatoes. As Alan Jackson Sang about a hand me Down �?T64 Ford Theresa Goodwin paid for three baskets of tomatoes and some potatoes. Anderson thanked her As he placed the fresh produce in a plastic bag and took her Cash. A tomatoes Are my Best Sellers Quot said Anderson. A followed by Corn on the Homegrown tomatoes a those misshapen orbs of Good Ness a Are a Staple of summer diets. From salads to a amp my pm in the Spring eat Mem in the summer. Ail Winter without Mem is a culinary Bummer i forget All about the sweating and the digging every time i go out and pick me a big one Homegrown tomatoes Homegrown tomatoes what would life be without Homegrown tomatoes Quot even a reporter ask that question. Homegrown tomatoes in Rural areas Are tradition which often brings Back powerful memories. How Many remember a few Yellowish Green tomatoes sitting in a Kitchen window waiting to become Ripe or grandparents checking daily on their vines a a few More Days Buck and we will be eating Good a a Grandfather remarking to his Shadow a his grandson. See produce 7a Brar bams the Register Herald bunt debt . Quot Zeke Quot Applegate keeps hit table stocked with fresh fruit and vegetables monday afternoon at the Beckley Farmer s Market on the inter modal Gateway. 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