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Location: Tazewell County
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In 2014, 8.7% of the area within a 1-mile radius of Fork Ridge, VA was actively being strip mined. Mountaintop removal coal mining occurs within 622 feet of the community.
The population in this community has changed by -21% since 1990. This compares to a change of -2% for the county and 29.4% for the state.
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Carl “Pete” Ramey, former coal miner, veteran, and a recipient of the World War II victory medal, shares his personal story concerning the community of Fork Ridge.
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West Virginia Highlands Conservancy
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