Tag Archives: West Virginia

Black lung disease increasing in youth

From the new September-October 2012 issue of News & Letters: Black lung disease increasing in youth Detroit, Mich.–An alarming increase in black lung disease (pneumoconiosis) among coal miners is raising serious questions about the effectiveness of coal dust suppression in the nation’s mines. … Continue reading

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Justice still overdue for 29 murdered coal miners

From the March-April 2012 issue of News & Letters: Justice still overdue for 29 murdered coal miners Detroit—A new break in late February signaled a giant step forward in the prosecution of officials at the Upper Big Branch coal mine … Continue reading

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Miners’ lives bought at discount rates

From the January-February 2012 issue of News & Letters: Miners’ lives bought at discount rates Detroit—A $209 million settlement, and a record $10.8 million in fines: that’s what newspaper headlines, TV and radio news reports throughout the nation proclaimed on … Continue reading

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Mine owners and Congress desecrate 29 miners’ graves

From the Jan.-Feb. 2011 issue of News & Letters: Mine owners and Congress desecrate 29 miners’ graves Detroit–Following the coal mine explosion that killed 29 miners at the Massey Coal Company’s Upper Big Branch mine last April, Congressional hearings disclosed … Continue reading

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