“The owner of West Virginia’s Upper Big Branch coal mine is reportedly ready to pay $200 million to settle civil and criminal claims resulting from the explosion that killed 29 people last year,” NPR’s Howard Berkes reports.
He adds that:
“The settlement was first reported by the Charleston Gazette, and some details were confirmed by NPR. A private briefing about the settlement is scheduled Tuesday morning for the families of the victims. A public announcement is set later in the morning.”