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  • Black Lung Defense Newsletter

    The Black Lung Benefits Amendment of 1981, Public Law No. 97-119, 95 Stat. 1643 (1981), provided for transfer of liability from mine operators to the Black Lung Disability Trust Fund for certain claims which were denied before March 1, 1978, and approved in accordance with the liberalized benefits criteria adopted by the Black Lung Benefits ...

  • NRDC: There Is No Such Thing as 'Clean Coal': Coal mining ...

    There Is No Such Thing as "Clean Coal" ... most notably black lung disease (pneumoconiosis) which is caused by inhaling coal dust. Mining Can Make Our Water Undrinkable:

  • Black Lung Disease Is Making a Comeback

    PMF is the most severe form of coal workers' pneumoconiosis (aka black lung disease). More than 76,000 miners have died of black lung since 1968, according to statistics from the U.S. Department of Labor, however the prevalence of PMF fell sharply after implementation of the Coal Act and reached historic lows in the 1990s.

  • The cost of coal: lung transplants for coal miners

    "Although the Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network includes some information on payer type, the relatively high proportion of CWP transplants paid for by public insurance programs—and notably "other government insurance," which likely includes the Black Lung Disability Trust Fund (which pays for CWP claims when no responsible ...

  • Black Lung Benefits Act: Disclosure of Medical Information ...

    (ii) Reimburse the Black Lung Disability Trust Fund for all benefits paid (including payments prior to final adjudication under § 725.522, costs for the medical examination under § 725.406, and other benefits paid on behalf of the operator) with such penalties and interest as are appropriate.

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  • Black Lung Disease Rates Skyrocket To Highest Levels Since ...

    Sep 16, 2014 · As it grapples with a resurgence of black lung in many areas, the Labor Department recently announced it is updating and tightening its black lung regulations for the mining industry. Most notably, the reforms will lower a mine's allowable level of coal dust from 2.0 milligrams per cubic meter of air to 1.5, a move meant to force operators to ...

  • Division of Coal Mine Workers' Compensation (DCMWC) - DOL

    The Division of Coal Mine Workers' Compensation in the U.S. Department of Labor administers the Black Lung benefits program. It accepts, reviews and makes eligibility determinations on benefit claims. Benefits are paid to both eligible miners and former miners and their eligible survivors, with supplementary allowances for dependents. Former miners are also entitled to receive medical ...