US scraps prison plan for abandoned coal mine
29 June 2019 | 1:09 pm
Facing a lawsuit by prisoners over alleged health hazards, the US Bureau of Prisons has aborted a longstanding plan to build a jail on an abandoned coal mine. US activists are claiming a rare environmental victory.
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