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Resource ID: #15088
Subject: Labor
Source: Courier-Journal (Louisville
Date: 1998-04-26



In 1969, Congress passed a law that was supposed to eradicate black lung disease. Today, nearly 1,500 American coal miners die each year of the disease. In a year-long Courier-Journal investigation, the newspaper found that many of the deaths result from widespread fraud among coal operators, assisted by miners themselves, and poor oversight by government regulators.

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