"What Coal-Train Dust Means For Human Health"

"TSAWWASSEN, B.C. — With five coal export terminals under consideration in Washington and Oregon, Northwest residents are grappling for the first time with issues that are old hat in coal states like West Virginia and Kentucky. One of those issues: coal dust."

"How much of it will escape along the journey from mines in Wyoming and Montana to proposed export terminals on the West Coast? And what might that dust mean for public health? "

Ashley Ahearn reports for KUOW/EarthFix in the first of a two-part series March 11, 2012.

SEE ALSO:

Part Two: "Coal Dust’s Environmental Impacts" (EarthFix)

"Diverse Voices Heard At EarthFix Seattle Coal Export Panel" (EarthFix)
 

Source: EarthFix/KUOW, 03/12/2013