NPR/Frontline: Coal's Deadly Dust

Number 28274
Subject Mining
Source National Public Radio
State
Year 2018
Publication Date December 18, 2018
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 NPR, Frontline, coal, lung disease, miners, silica dust, exposure
Related Links https://www.npr.org/2018/12/18/675253856/an-epidemic-is-killing-thousands-of-coal-miners-regulators-could-have-stopped-it
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