Full Cost Accounting for the Life Cycle of Coal

Date Published: 
Tuesday, February 1, 2011
Source/Author: 
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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