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The statement rattled off a long list of reasons Massey believes the slurry impoundment up the hollow from Marsh Fork Elementary is safe, and concluded:
The most upsetting comments from Senator Byrd were those regarding our alleged blatant disregard for human life and safety because of greed. We work every day to ensure the safety of our miners and we are committed to improving the quality of life in the communities where our members live and work.
I’ve posted a copy of the company’s entire statement here.