Black Lung Rate Hits 25-Year High In Appalachian Coal Mining States

In central Appalachia, the black lung rate for working coal miners with at least 25 years experience underground is the highest it

In central Appalachia, one in five working coal miners with at least 25 years experience underground now suffers from the deadly disease black lung, according to a new study.

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