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Joblessness in the Mountains
01/05
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A shopping center in Logan, WV on reclaimed land. Despite assurances and claims from the coal mine operator that the land was safe to build on, Wal-Mart is sinking into the soil. The case is currently working it's way through the courts.
Joblessness in the Mountains
02/05
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Don Blankenship, former CEO of Massey Coal threatens a photographer for taking his photograph.
Joblessness in the Mountains
03/05
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Homes used to occupy both sides of this creek. Forced eviction by the coal mine operators have wiped out neighborhoods and communities all for the sake of getting to more coal.
Joblessness in the Mountains
04/05
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Forced evictions by the coal mine operators are not ancient history. The family in this home was evicted during the fall of 2011.
Joblessness in the Mountains
05/05
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Where 4500 people lived once, only 45 people call the valley home now.
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Many people have lost their jobs and homes in the mountains of West Virginia.

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