Health Impacts Of Mining Center Of Legal Action

Oct 18, 2011

Joe Lovett and Derek Teaney of Appalachian Mountain Advocates and Jim Hecker of Public Justice have filed papers to renew their effort to block a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers permit for Alpha Natural Resources' proposed Reylas Surface Mine. Dr. Michael Hendryx's three studies focusing on general health impacts, birth defects and cancer are a centerpiece of this filing. Dr. Hendrx found higher rates of all three of these health impacts among residents living in areas of mountaintop removal. Read more on Ken Ward's blog here.