Report blames governments and mining companies, citing regulatory failure, industry indifference, poor dust control and irregular health monitoring

A “perfect storm” of regulatory failure, indifference from the mining industry, poor dust control and patchy health monitoring is responsible for the re-emergence of black lung disease among Queensland coalminers.

An interim report from a Senate select committee on health has placed the blame for the re-emergence of the disease – which was all but eradicated 30 years ago – at the feet of governments and miners.

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Source: Guardian Environment