Spike In Black Lung Cases Strains Federal Benefits Program NPR looks at the causes of a dramatic spike in the most serious stage of the coal miners' disease. The spike also could stress the federal black lung benefits program, which is already struggling.
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Spike In Black Lung Cases Strains Federal Benefits Program

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Spike In Black Lung Cases Strains Federal Benefits Program

Spike In Black Lung Cases Strains Federal Benefits Program

Spike In Black Lung Cases Strains Federal Benefits Program

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In the second of two reports, NPR looks at the causes of a dramatic spike in progressive massive fibrosis, the most serious stage of the coal miners' disease, black lung. The spike also could stress the federal black lung benefits program, which is already struggling. (Read and listen to the first story here).