In this 2019 documentary, FRONTLINE and NPR investigate the rise of severe black lung disease among coal miners and the failure to respond.
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Coal miners are dying from the resurgence of an epidemic that could have been prevented. FRONTLINE and NPR’s joint investigation revealed the biggest disease clusters ever documented, and how the industry and the government failed to protect miners.
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