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Coal Mining / Black Lung Disease #1054237

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Oct 30, 2013
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(Studio: George Stephanopoulos) Report introduced.

(Studio: Brian Ross) An ABC News report on black lung disease among coal miners presented; details given of coal companies' appeal of government disability compensation awards and the role of one doctor in denying benefits. [West Virginia coal miner Steve DAY - says his lungs are shot.] [John Hopkins University Dr. Paul WHEELER†- comments on Day's case.] Wheeler's lack of finding any severe cases of black lung among 1,573 cases and how he has been wrong in some cases outlined on screen. [Senator Jay ROCKEFELLER - says the deck is stacked against coal miners.] [West Virginia University Hospital Dr. Jack PARKER - examines black lung x-rays.] [Day's WIFE - cries.] Congressional legislation to end the imbalance between the powerful coal companies and the miners noted.

Stephanopoulos, George;
Ross, Brian

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