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Energy Report

Black lung disease reaches near-record levels

New research by The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health on the “entirely preventable” resurgence of black lung among working coal miners found the debilitating disease has risen to a level not seen since the 1970s. Researchers found that the rate of increase in Kentucky, Virginia, and West Virginia has been “especially pronounced.”

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