Monthly Archives: December 2016

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Advanced Black Lung Cases Surge In Appalachia

Category : News

“Across Appalachia, coal miners are suffering from the most serious form of the deadly mining disease black lung in numbers more than 10 times what federal regulators report, an NPR investigation has found.”

Read the full article from NPR here:
http://www.npr.org/2016/12/15/505577680/advanced-black-lung-cases-surge-in-appalachia

To hear more about this surge in Black Lung cases and its effects, listen to these stories that aired on WMMT Mountain Community Radio:
https://www.wmmt.org/mnwr-breath-is-free/


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Lynda Glagola and the Lungs at Work clinic recognized for work on behalf of miners

Category : News

The Observer-Reporter has written an article about Lynda Glagola and her work at the Lungs at Work clinic. Read it here:

Washington woman honored for her work helping black lung disease claimants


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Miners’ Health Benefits Countdown

Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W. Va. joined three other senators in issuing a statement saying they would block other legislation unless Congress acts to save health care and pension benefits for thousands of retired coal miners.

Read the Charleston Gazette-Mail’s Dec. 5, 2016 article here: manchin-threatens-to-block-other-bills-without-umw-benefit-action

View it on the Charleston Gazette-Mail website here: http://www.wvgazettemail.com/news-politics/20161205/manchin-threatens-to-block-other-bills-without-umw-benefit-action


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STAT News article on Trump and Black Lung Benefits

Trump promised to bring back coal. Now some worry he will take away miners’ black lung benefits…

Read the full article here: STAT News article

View the article on the STAT News website:
https://www.statnews.com/2016/11/28/trump-black-lung/