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Thousands Of Coal Miners Dying From Advanced Form Of Black Lung Disease Which Could Have Been Prevented, Investigation Finds

“In an investigatory piece conducted jointly with the PBS investigative series Frontline, NPR (1/22, Berkes) reports, “Thousands of coal miners are dying from an advanced form of black lung disease, and federal regulators could have prevented it if they had paid closer attention to their own data.”  Print

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DOL: “U.S. Mining Fatalities in 2018 Were Second Lowest on Record”

On January 9, 2019 the Mine Safety & Health Administration of the Department of Labor reported that 2018 was the second lowest year on record for U.S. mining fatalities. Click here to be directed to the News Release. Print

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NPR: “Tax That Funds Black Lung Disability Trust Fund Is Set To Expire”

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Click here for an NPR report on the state of the federal Black Lung Disability Trust Fund. As of today, January 22, there have yet to be any updates. Print

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