30 Jul '11, 2pm

Extra 60,000 Cancer Cases from Mountaintop Removal:

Extra 60,000 Cancer Cases from Mountaintop Removal:

Researchers from West Virginia University studied cancer rates in counties of West Virginia where mountaintop removal is practiced for coal mining. In these areas they found a higher cancer rate, “There are 1.2 million people who live in mountaintop coal mining counties in central Appalachia based on 2010 US Census data. If the rates found in this study represent the region, a 5% higher cancer rate (14.4% vs. 9.4%) translates to an additional 60,000 people with cancer in central Appalachian mountaintop mining counties.” (Source: Mother Jones ) The researchers did acknowledge there is uncertainty in generalizing the results of their survey to the entire population living in the area, as there can be with any study. Their research team tried to contact 2,679 households, and conducted interviews with 773 individuals from 702 households in the area where mountaintop removal is...

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