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New federal rule targets hazardous silica dust in mining

New federal rule targets hazardous silica dust in mining

The recent initiative by U.S. federal authorities introduces stringent measures to combat the exposure of miners to dangerous silica dust, a move set to prompt significant health surveillance advancements in the mining industry. It could also increase understanding of health impacts among workers in metal mining connected to the energy transition.

Hannah Northey reports for E&E News.

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Black lung patients, advocates urge mine safety officials to update silica dust standards

Black lung patients, advocates urge mine safety officials to update silica dust standards

The federal Mine Safety Health Administration is expected to issue a new proposed standard. Advocates support any moves the agency makes towards a new standard, but some worry it won’t go far enough.

Canada’s thermal coal exports

Environmental groups demand quick end to Canada’s thermal coal exports

The country is on track to ban exports by 2030. That delaying is ‘fundamentally incompatible’ with the climate crisis, say critics.
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Federal watchdog finds coal safety regulator not protecting miners from silica dust

Federal watchdog finds coal safety regulator not protecting miners from silica dust

MSHA’s current standards for silica have not substantively changed in over 50 years, the report found, despite growing consensus that silica is a major contributor to a surge in black lung disease that’s centered in the Ohio Valley.
Remembering a miner who personified coal's contributions and costs
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Remembering a miner who personified coal's contributions and costs

The first voice in the ReSource book, "Appalachian Fall," is Virginia coal miner Charles Wayne Stanley, who asked that miners get the respect they deserve.
Coal mining continues during coronavirus pandemic. Experts say that puts miners’ health at risk
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Coal mining continues during coronavirus pandemic. Experts say that puts miners’ health at risk

Because of the nature of the work and the significant incidence of lung damage from years of exposure to coal dust, silica and diesel exhaust, coal miners may be especially vulnerable to the coronavirus, medical researchers say.

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