Coal miners’ union urges silica regulation to curb black lung

FILE PHOTO: Flames and steam rise from the Suncoke Jewell cokemaking plant, which burns coal to make coke, in Oakwood, Virginia, U.S., May 19, 2018. Picture taken May 19, 2018. REUTERS/Brian Snyder

PIPESTEM, W.Va. (Reuters) – The head of the national coal miners’ union on Thursday urged the Trump administration to impose regulation on silica dust in mines, which researchers believe is responsible for a resurgence of black lung disease in central Appalachia. The demand from United Mineworkers of America president Cecil Roberts comes as President Donald […]

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