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In case you missed it, we’ve got a story up on the Gazette’s Web site reporting that about half of the Massey employees who have been asked to give statements in the Upper Big Branch investigation have not shown up for their scheduled interviews.

The story is posted online here, and we’ll be updating it later on. UPDATED: We’ve got an updated story online now, including comment from MSHA on this issue.

It’s worth noting that the Obama administration advocated its closed-door interview sessions — instead of public hearing — in large part because it said the secrecy would make Massey employees more likely to show up and tell the truth.