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Federal Fix for Silica Dust Understates What We Found: Thousands of Coal Miners Still Sick and Dying

Coal miners have been exposed to toxic amounts of silica dust for decades. Now, federal mine safety regulators are proposing tough new rules to protect them. But the proposal fails to mention the biggest cost so far, perhaps undercutting the case for urgent action now: more than 4,000 miners sick and dying since 2010.