Saturday, January 16, 2010


Rockefeller Speaks On Black Lung

During a meeting at Princeton Community Hospital with a group of health professionals Friday, West Virginia Senator Jay Rockefeller discussed the problem of black lung disease. He says, even though the number of miners continues to drop, the number of coal miners getting black lung disease is on the rise again, especially for those in their 20s and 30s. Rockefeller said he plans to introduce new federal legislation to improve working conditions, especially in thin-seam underground mines, and to award disability benefits more quickly.

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