Local History

News: The mining disaster that changed Carbondale

February 11, 2010
Just a few short decades ago, Carbondale was a coal mining town. The industry was the central to the town's economy. But on one day in 1981, all that began to change when a coal mine explosion claimed the lives of 15 miners. As part of our series on local history, KDNK's Mathew Katz has the story of the disaster at the Dutch Creek #1 mine that devastated the town.
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