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  • WERU Special: Coal Mining 2/8/12

    Broadcast time: 4pm

    Program Topic: impacts of coal mining practices in southern West Virginia on the environment, residents’ health, and worker safety

    Key Discussion Points:
    a) The choices for those who are trying to make a living in southern West Virginia are difficult at best.
    b) A recent health study conducted in mountaintop removal coal mining areas revealed higher cancer rates and different cancer types than in a non-mining area of West Virginia.
    c) Few working miners join the union despite unsafe working conditions.

    Guests by name and affiliation:
    A) Reverend Jim Lewis
    B) Bo Webb
    C) Larry Metheney, Sec./Treasurer AFL-CIO of WV
    Call In Program: n
    Political Broadcast: y
    Host: Carolyn Coe

    FMI: americanswhotellthetruth.org

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    Published on February 8, 2012 · Filed under: SoapBox; Tagged as: , ,
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