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Deregulation Of Mountaintop Removal Endangers Health Of US Mining Communities

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WASHINGTON DC, United States

New research published by advocacy group Human Rights Watch claims that the Trump administration and the United States Congress have endangered public health in mining communities. The report asserts that Congress has failed to mitigate health risks to streams that arise from mountaintop removal---a form of mining prevalent in 13 eastern US coal-mining states.