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Ellen Smith: Mine Safety and Health News.



Unless your business involves mining--doing it, regulating it, protesting it--chances are you've you've  

Contraction of you have.


you've you have
you've have
 never heard of Mine Safety and Health News, an industry newsletter owned and edited by Ellen Smith. Long before the disaster at the Sago mine, Smith and her team of investigative reporters were busy shining a bright light on some of the industry's soot-covered safety and health practices and the lackluster lack·lus·ter  
adj.
Lacking brightness, luster, or vitality; dull. See Synonyms at dull.

Adj. 1. lackluster - lacking brilliance or vitality; "a dull lackluster life"; "a lusterless performance"
 government agency charged to oversee them. One Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA MSHA Mine Safety and Health Administration (US government)
MSHA Master of Science in Health Administration
MSHA Mine Safety and Health Administration
MSHA Maison des Sciences de l'Homme d'Aquitaine (French) 
)inspector, the newsletter reported in November, now faces a five year jail term for falsifying fal·si·fy  
v. fal·si·fied, fal·si·fy·ing, fal·si·fies

v.tr.
1. To state untruthfully; misrepresent.

2.
a.
 inspection reports for mines he never even visited. And while investigating government malfeasance The commission of an act that is unequivocally illegal or completely wrongful.

Malfeasance is a comprehensive term used in both civil and Criminal Law to describe any act that is wrongful.
 is always difficult, Smith and her colleagues face an additional challenge: "In MSHA's continuing rollback A DBMS feature that reverses the current transaction out of the database, returning the data to its former state. A rollback is performed when processing a transaction fails at some point, and it is necessary to start over. See two-phase commit.  of public information," they wrote," the agency is hiding timely information about mine injuries in the name of 'personal privacy/even though that same information is often publicly released in other sections of the MSHA website."

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Date:Mar 1, 2006
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