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Health Consequences of Mining Coal from Mountain Tops

Top of Mind with Julie Rose
  • Jul 3, 2018 11:00 pm
  • 15:20

Guest: Michael Hendryx, PhD, Professor of Environmental and Occupational Health, Indiana University School of Public Health, Indiana University Bloomington America has been steadily moving away from coal as a source of energy during the last decade, but coal still accounts for a third of all electricity generated in the US. The coal mining process called mountaintop removal offers some advantages, but a growing body of research also suggests it comes at considerable cost to human health.