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Black Lung Resurgence Drives Push to Protect Coal Miners Against Silica Dust

This story was originally published by KHN. Like most coal miners’ loved ones, Liz Williams has endured many days and nights of worry. Throughout the four decades her husband, Michael, worked in underground Appalachian mines, Liz was aware of the risks: collapse, explosions, asphyxiation. But black lung — a chronic condition caused by breathing in […]