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Black Lung Alan Derickson

Black Lung

Alan Derickson

Published
ISBN : 9780801431869
Hardcover
244 pages
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Black Lung exposes the enormous human cost of producing the energy source responsible for making the U.S. the worlds pre-eminent industrial nation. The book also provides a stark warning about the risks of ignoring or denying the existence of anMoreBlack Lung exposes the enormous human cost of producing the energy source responsible for making the U.S. the worlds pre-eminent industrial nation. The book also provides a stark warning about the risks of ignoring or denying the existence of an occupational disease. Americans today are paying dearly for the decades when black lung was not recognized: compensation to disabled miners and their families has cost more than $30 billion thus far. More important, societys denial of the dangers of coal mine dust shortened and impoverished the lives of miners, who today are too often breathless and displaced, destroyed by their work.