Vaccination pilot program targets miners in Kentucky, Arizona

The U.S. Department of Labor has announced a new program designed to encourage COVID-19 vaccination among miners in Kentucky and Arizona. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report that vaccination rates are below 60% in the two states where a number of mining operations exist. The department’s Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) will pilot the Mine Vaccine Outreach…

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U.S. mines produced an estimated $82.3 billion in minerals during 2020

U.S. mines produced approximately $82.3 billion in minerals in 2020 – about $1.5 billion lower than the 2019 revised total of $83.7 billion, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. This information comes from the 26th annual Mineral Commodity Summaries report from the USGS National Minerals Information Center, which was released in late June. The report is a comprehensive source of…

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