A story that was all over Facebook, claiming that Alpha Natural Resources was shutting down all West Virginia Mining Operations, is actually a hoax.
According to the Register Herald, the story included only a few lines saying the company will close all West Virginia mining operations in an effort to preserve its operations in the Midwest.
The company put out the following statement on Friday in reaction to numerous calls saying quote:
“The Facebook posting that we are closing all our West Virginia mining operations is not true, and we’re disappointed someone would cause anxiety for our workers with this sort of activity…
When there is news about the company, we will share that through official company news releases like we always have.”
Information from: The Register Herald