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WASHINGTON, DC (HNN) - MSHA has release transcripts of interviews conducted following and during the Upper Big Branch Mining Disaster.

The interviews were conducted as part of the accident investigations conducted by MSHA and the State of West Virginia into the explosion at Upper Big Branch. The transcripts were released to family members on May 6, 2011, to give the families an opportunity to review them outside of the public's eye. These transcripts are the first of a series of interview transcripts that MSHA, with the approval of the Department of Justice, plans to release in the coming months.

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