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As coal mining declines, community mental health problems linger

by Roberta Attanasio Associate Professor of Biology, Georgia State University, Georgia State University The U.S. coal industry is in rapid decline, a shift marked not only by the bankruptcy of many mine operators in coal-rich Appalachia but also by a legacy of potential environmental and social disasters. As mines close, states, the federal government and taxpayers…