SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Murray Energy Corp. executive says the company has no plans to reopen the Utah coal mine where six miners and three rescuers were killed in 2007.
Saturday's announcement followed a report Friday citing a Bureau of Land Management official who said the company had expressed an interest in reopening the Crandall Canyon Mine at a future, unspecified date.
The company initially declined to comment on the report.
But Murray Energy Vice President Rob Murray told KSL (http://bit.ly/NTU6g8 ) on Saturday that there are "no plans whatsoever to reopen the mine."
Roger Bankert of the BLM's Division of Lands and Minerals earlier told KSL that Murray Energy has maintained a lease at the mine and expressed an interest in mining there in the future.
Information from: KSL-TV, http://www.ksl.com/