- Associated Press - Friday, October 2, 2015

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Tennessee will receive about $148,000 in federal funding to support mine safety and health training courses and other programs.

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Mine Safety and Health Administration announced this week that it was awarding $8.4 million in grants to 47 states and the Navajo Nation to reduce mining accidents, injuries and illnesses.

The funds are being used to provide miners with federally mandated training.

Each recipient tailors the program to the needs of its mines and miners and provides technical assistance.

Some states use the grants to support their mine emergency response efforts and other Mine Act functions.

The Tennessee grant is going to the Department of Labor and Workforce Development.

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