Saturday, April 19, 2014

GAO report again finds black lung proposal supported by science

By Chris Hamby | 12:00 pm, April 11, 2014 Updated: 12:05 pm, April 11, 2014

A longstanding federal proposal to lower coal miners’ exposure to the dust that can cause black lung disease is supported by substantial scientific evidence.

That’s the conclusion government auditors reached in 2012, answering demands for a study by members of Congress concerned about the rule. And it’s the conclusion the auditors reached again — after another congressional request for a study — in a report released this week.

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