The Cheat River runs through historic mining country in the Allegheny Mountains of West Virginia. Coal has been an economic boost to the area, but often at a cost to the environment. The Cheat was one such casualty.
Family and friends last night remembered the 12 miners who died this week at the Sago Mine in West Virginia. Company officials tried to explain what happened to the miners and why the families had been misinformed about their fate. From West Virginia Public Broadcasting, Emily Corio reports.