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Blog Author Angelique Sanders

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Monday, August 04, 2014

MSHA Issues Final Rule, to End Black Lung

Friday, August 1st was the first time since 1969 that coal dust-minimize regulations have been changed. The regulations were designed to decrease the risk of black lung disease, which still claims 280 lives each year. According to NIOSH estimates, more than 76,000 miners have died of black lung since 1968, costing taxpayers over $45 billion in federal compensation to disabled miners and their families.

"Congress had it right in 1969 when it enacted legislation calling for an end to black lung disease. We are here now to finish the job."

- Joseph A. Main, Assistant Secretary MSHA

Find out more: http://www.msha.gov/endblacklung/

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