Full Cost Accounting for the Life Cycle of Coal

Date Published: 
Tuesday, February 1, 2011
Dr. Paul Epstein, et al in the Annals of the New York Academy of Science

This study estimates that the mining, transporting and burning of coal results in $75 billion annually in public health costs in Appalachian communities, with a majority of those impacts resulting from increased health care costs, injury, and death.


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