Roger Cook on coping with black lung

Published at 11:00 p.m. on July 6, 2013

Roger Cook, 57, has black lung even though he started his 32 years as an underground miner in 1978, well after the new prevention standards were put in place. He is among a growing number of Eastern Kentucky miners afflicted in recent years with black lung, reversing a decades-long decline of the torturous, incurable disease.

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