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It’s been decades since toxic dust rules for mines have improved. Lawmakers are taking notice

It’s been decades since toxic dust rules for mines have improved. Lawmakers are taking notice

Black lung has surged in Appalachia in recent years. Research has tied the epidemic to silica dust, which can burrow deep into miners’ lungs.
Eastern Kentuckians face paperwork, hurdles as they rebuild flooded homes

Eastern Kentuckians face paperwork, hurdles as they rebuild flooded homes

Thousands of eastern Kentucky homes were damaged by July’s record flooding. Many began to rebuild, but quickly ran into red tape.
Biden promised to focus on ‘environmental justice.’ So far, that doesn’t include finishing key review of mountaintop removal health impacts

Biden promised to focus on ‘environmental justice.’ So far, that doesn’t include finishing key review of mountaintop removal health impacts

Former President Trump disbanded a study looking into the effects of living near strip mines. The effort hasn’t been revived in the Biden Administration.

As winter looms, some flooded eastern Kentuckians struggle to find housing

As winter looms, some flooded eastern Kentuckians struggle to find housing

Many are wondering if promises will be fulfilled in time — and when they will get into permanent housing.
Isolated Ky. mountain communities face unique challenges as they recover from historic flooding

Isolated Ky. mountain communities face unique challenges as they recover from historic flooding

Geography and distance present challenges for flood victims who live far away from grocery stores, health clinics and schools.
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Heavy rain, steep slopes and climate change contributed to catastrophic eastern Kentucky floods

Heavy rain, steep slopes and climate change contributed to catastrophic eastern Kentucky floods

The rainfall totals observed from July 25 through July 30 were more than 600% above normal. 
Kentucky coal company faces federal charges for faking coal dust tests

Kentucky coal company faces federal charges for faking coal dust tests

A federal court issued an indictment against a coal company for falsifying coal dust tests. It could mean penalties and jail time.
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