A Scourge for Coal Miners Stages a Brutal Comeback

Ken Ward Jr.
November 11, 2014
Environment 360

Another in a long line of studies showed conclusively that not only is black lung back, but that the worst form of the disease now affects a larger share of Appalachian coal miners than at any time since the early 1970s, shortly after a federal law meant to end the disease was passed.

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