Coal's Deadly Dust

Number 27983
Subject Mining
Source National Public Radio
State
Year 2018
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Summary This NPR/Frontline investigation of an epidemic of a fatal lung disease affecting more than 2,000 coal miners used 30 years of government data and internal agency memos to show that federal agency officials knew more than 20 years ago that coal miners were exposed to toxic silica dust, and were suffering severe lung disease, but did not act then or since to directly address silica exposure in coal mines.
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Keywords fatal lung disease, coal mines, coal miners, toxic silica dust
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