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Coal Mine Hazard / Black Lung #2258

ABC Evening News for Thursday, Jan 23, 1969
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(Studio) Hickel will have to deal with mine safety; death toll high due to accidents and health hazards.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

(West Virginia) Controversy rages over how much coal dust miners can inhale without permanent damage. Doctors try to educate miners with regard to lung disease; US only coal mining cntry in West without rules on coal mine dust. Doctors outline need for health law to protect against black lung. [West Virginia Coal Association Stephen YOUNG - says disabilities of miners small.] Lung specialist says 75% of 3000 miners tested had black lung. [Congress Ken HECHLER - urges bill with regard to coal dust.] [Dr. I.E. BUFF - hopes miners get their due.]
REPORTER: David Snell

(Studio) Miners schedule rally on issue.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

Reynolds, Frank;
Snell, David

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