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POWERING THE FUTURE...AND RUNNING RIGHT

Alpha Natural Resources is one of America's leading producers of coal, which is an essential part of our daily lives. From generating light and heat to helping make the steel that goes into our roads, bridges and buildings, coal powers our future. In fact, coal generates 40% of the world's electricity and powers almost 70% of global steel production.

 

Coal is sometimes called “buried sunlight,” the product of decayed plant matter  from eons ago. Here you can follow The Story of Coal on its 300 million-year journey from prehistoric swamps to your light switch at home.

 

Ensuring the sustainability of this important resource as well as looking after our employees, communities and environment is not just important, it's a priority we're deeply committed to. We call it Running Right, and it's just the way we do business.
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HELPING COMMUNITIES

As an active community partner, we take pride in giving back. For us that means more than just writing a check, it means being involved in the communities where we live and work. From programs that provide food and health care to those in need, to sponsoring educational, arts and cultural programs for families and children, we create opportunities to improve the quality of life for our neighbors.
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OUR ENVIRONMENT

We match our investment in production with an investment in the environment. From planting half a million trees a year and building the first natural stream channel on a coal mine site in Virginia, to participating in leading-edge research on safe underground storage of greenhouse gas emissions from power plants, we are committed to doing more than our part.
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JOIN OUR TEAM

We started in 2002 with just seven employees and a vision. Today, that vision has grown into an $8 billion company with more than 14,000 employees. What's the secret to our success? We put our people first. We offer a culture of total safety, with great benefits and ways for you to grow professionally and personally.

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SAFETY FIRST

Advanced remote controls. Camera-enhanced monitoring. And extensive behavior-based safety training for all employees. These are just a few of the ways we ensure the safety of our workers. And it's why we are able to surpass industry benchmarks in safety year after year.
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