mining http://apr.org en Mine Project Gets Tax Breaks from Tuscaloosa Co. http://apr.org/post/mine-project-gets-tax-breaks-tuscaloosa-co <p></p> Fri, 20 Jul 2012 20:19:06 +0000 Associated Press 14925 at http://apr.org Mine Project Gets Tax Breaks from Tuscaloosa Co. Surface Coal Miners At Risk For Black Lung http://apr.org/post/surface-coal-miners-risk-black-lung <em>This story is part of an <a href="http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=156453033" target="_blank">investigation</a> into how federal regulators and the mining industry are failing to protect coal miners from the excessive toxic coal mine dust that causes black lung</em>.<p>The concern about black lung isn't just focused on coal miners working underground. Mon, 09 Jul 2012 18:07:19 +0000 Howard Berkes 14269 at http://apr.org What Is Black Lung? http://apr.org/post/what-black-lung An <a href="http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=155978300">investigation</a> by NPR and the Center for Public Integrity found federal regulators and the mining industry are failing to protect miners from the excessive toxic coal mine dust that causes black lung. The disease is now being diagnosed in younger miners and evolving more quickly to complicated stages.<p><h3>Progression Of The Disease</h3><p>Coal workers' pneumoconiosis, or black lung, is a disease caused by inhaling coal mine dust. Mon, 09 Jul 2012 18:05:58 +0000 Howard Berkes 14268 at http://apr.org What Is Black Lung?