One of the country’s largest coal mining groups files for bankruptcy

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SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA (WJHL) — One of the largest coal mining groups in the country has filed for bankruptcy.

Revelation energy LLC and its affiliate Blackjewel LLC filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection yesterday in West Virginia.

The companies employ about 1,700 workers and own 32 mines and other coal facilities, including mines in Southwest Virginia and Southeast Kentucky.

Court records show the companies owe at least $500 million.

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