The Center for Public Integrity
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Gaming the system
Falsification of dust samples was common at the scene of the 2010 mine disaster, workers testified
Deadly delay on black lung
Legislative maneuver bars regulators from implementing or enforcing a proposal to reduce miners' exposure to coal dust
Stalemate on black lung
For more than a quarter-century, government efforts to end black lung have hit brick walls