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Coal company, feds reach $441,000 settlement over unpaid citations
Reported by: Associated Press
Reported: Friday, February 21, 2014 4:01 AM EST
An eastern Kentucky coal company and the federal government have reached a $441,000 settlement over unpaid civil penalties accrued over more than three years.
The citations were for a variety of safety violations and violations of the federal Mine Act.
Federal prosecutors sued Viper Coal in July after sending 21 letters demanding the company pay the penalties.
The two sides filed the agreed judgment Thursday in U.S. District Court in Pikeville.