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Independence Coal (a Massey Energy subsidiary) operates the Upper Big Branch surface mine (permit # S-3019-99), where this massive valley fill looms over the devastated landscape The valley fill is locally known as the Birchton Curve Valley Fill. 
Independence Coal (a Massey Energy subsidiary) operates the
Upper Big Branch surface mine (permit # S-3019-99), where
this massive valley fill looms over the devastated landscape
The valley fill is locally known as the Birchton Curve Valley Fill. 
Photo by Vivian Stockman, May 30, 2003.