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Commentary :: Human Rights
Recent Health Studies Point to Link Between Mountaintop Removal Coal Mining and Human Illness
09 Sep 2012
Interview with Michael Hendryx, professor of health policy management and leadership at West Virginia University, conducted by Melinda Tuhus
Recent Health Studies Point to Link Between Mountaintop Removal Coal Mining and Human Illness

Interview with Michael Hendryx, professor of health policy management and leadership at West Virginia University, conducted by Melinda Tuhus

Residents of communities near mountaintop removal coal-mining operations in southern Appalachia suffer higher levels of many kinds of health problems than those living further away from such sites. Mountaintop removal is a mining method where millions of tons of dynamite are used to blast the tops off mountains in order to extract the coal seams beneath, dislodging rocks and earth which are dumped into the valleys below. Thus far, these operations have destroyed 500 mountain ridges and buried 2,000 miles of fresh water streams.

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http://www.btlonline.org/2012/seg/120914cf-btl-hendryx.html
See also:
http://www.btlonline.org/
http://www.btlonline.org/

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