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All of them have advanced black lung, a disease they acquired working in the local mines.
"Right now we don't know how far this disease has spread and continuing to work in conditions that cause black lung will put more people's lives at risk."
He was a lifelong union activist, and in the 1970s was involved in the struggle to gain compensation for coal miners afflicted by black lung disease--an illness from which he suffered himself.
And while there are 28 black lung trusts under Section 501(c) of the federal Tax Code, a search of federal Form 990s by The NonProfit Times showed contact information provided made most of them almost impossible to reach.
The Department of Labor (DOL) Black Lung Benefits Program provides medical and income assistance to coal miners who suffer total disability or death due to lung disease caused by coal dust.
Regarding black lung and its consequences, coal dust is coal dust, red steel dust is contaminated with all sorts of deadly heavy metals breathed in by the steel makers.
She wrote her most politicized song about coal mining, "Black Lung," after her brother died of the ailment.
QUIZ CHALLENGE: 1 Pevensey Bay; 2 Black lung; 3 Paris; 4 Shiloh Ranch; 5 Marcel Duchamp.
The miners' escape from their harsh and dangerous working conditions becomes tainted when the band's lead cornet player is struck down with black lung disease, leaving the band desperately in need of a replacement.
Most of the songs are familiar to anyone with a passing knowledge of Appalachian culture: Jean Richie's "Blue Diamond Mine," Merle Travis' "Dark As a Dungeon," Hazel Dickens' "Black Lung." They tell of company gun squads killing union miners, fatal accidents, and the economic devastation left when the mine industry moves on.
ANSWERS: 1 Pevensey Bay; 2 Black lung; 3 Paris; 4 Shiloh Ranch; 5 Marcel Duchamp; 6 The Eisenhower Trophy; 7 Greyfriars School; 8 Racing jockey; 9 Lohengrin; 10 Song thrush.