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Studies on health risks of mining stopped by Trump Interior Dept.

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7 minutes ago, KingOfTheClouds said:

Is there a reason why

Keeping people ignorant while promising them jobs in a dying industry.

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Just now, Morphine Prince said:

Keeping people ignorant while promising them jobs in a dying industry.

oh ok

What does this study do lol i dont really know what it means

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Just now, KingOfTheClouds said:

oh ok

What does this study do lol i dont really know what it means

Exactly what it says. Studies harm/dangers of mining.

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3 hours ago, KingOfTheClouds said:

oh ok

What does this study do lol i dont really know what it means

 

Scientists estimate that mountaintop removal mining, a form of surface mining, has occurred on at least 500 Appalachian mountaintops. It became popular in the late 1960s as a way of harvesting coal deposits too thin to work from a coal mine.

In this form of mining, the land is first cleared of forests and vegetation, then explosives are used to break up the first layer of rock into smaller pieces known as "spoil."

A 2010 Government Accountability Office report, apparently the most recent available on the subject, showed that in 2008, West Virginia produced 69 million tons of coal from surface mining. Kentucky produced 51 million tons, while Virginia and Tennessee followed with 9 million and 2 million, respectively.

That soil and rock mixture is supposed to be returned to the land after mining is complete, but often is placed as fill in nearby valleys, which can also block headwaters of streams. In addition, when the mined coal is cleaned, a "slurry" of toxic hard metals such as lead, arsenic, manganese, sodium, and sulfate is produced that makes its way into local streams and ground wells. It's that toxic mixture that is believed to be linked to various health problems in the local Appalachian communities.

Studies link mountaintop mining to increased lung and kidney disease rates, as well as elevated death rates in surrounding communities and an increase in birth defects.

"Stopping this study is a ploy to stop science in its tracks and keep the public in the dark about health risks as a favor to the mining industry, pure and simple"

The National Academies statement said that the group's hope is that the Trump administration will resume the study.

"The National Academies believes this is an important study and we stand ready to resume it as soon as the Department of the Interior review is completed," the statement said. "We are grateful to our committee members for their dedication to carrying forward with this study."

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