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West Virginia: Mining firms must maintain a 100-foot protective zone around such burial grounds. The nearby Jarrell Cemetery, where Cook's great-grandfather is buried, is surrounded on all sides by a mining operation.

West Virginia: Mining firms must maintain a 100-foot protective zone around such burial grounds. The nearby Jarrell Cemetery, where Cook’s great-grandfather is buried, is surrounded on all sides by a mining operation.

Jen Boynton

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