Report or Study:  Repairing the Damage: Cleaning up land, air and water damaged by the coal industry before 1977

Date:  2021

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This report addresses the damaged coal industry sites that remain and threaten the injury and death of residents, deter development, harm local ecosystems, and contribute to climate change. It also estimates the cost of cleaning up the remaining damage and project future reclamation program revenues.

Topics:  Cancer, Cardiopulmonary Disease, Children, Coal, Environmental Justice, Leukemia, Lung, Lymphoma, Pollution Sources, Public Health, Solutions, water quality

Regions:  Appalachia, Ohio, Southwestern Pennsylvania


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