Permalink: https://media.greenpeace.org/archive/Miner-with-Black-Lung-in-Appalachia-27MZIFISMR20.htmlConceptually similarMiner with Black Lung in AppalachiaGP02F98Completed★★★★Miner with Black Lung in AppalachiaGP02F99Completed★★★★Miner with Black Lung in AppalachiaGP02F9ACompleted★★★★Miner with Black Lung in AppalachiaGP02FAHCompleted★★★★Miner with Black Lung in AppalachiaGP02F8YCompleted★★★★Miner with Black Lung in AppalachiaGP02F8ZCompleted★★★★Miner with Black Lung in AppalachiaGP02F90Completed★★★★Miner with Black Lung in AppalachiaGP02F8XCompleted★★★★Miner with Black Lung in AppalachiaGP11PYCompleted★★★★View AllGP02F9BMiner with Black Lung in AppalachiaThis 89-year-old former coal miner and U.S. Army veteran of the World War II battle of Iwo Jima is suffering from end stage black lung disease. He has been fighting for his benefits since 1981 and has been consistently denied. Now he is unable to do the tests because of infirmity -- he can barely walk and is on oxygen 24 hours a day. Each year, an average of 24,000 Americans die as a result of pollution from coal-fired power plants, including 2,800 from lung cancer.Locations:Appalachian Mountains-North America-United States of America-West VirginiaDate:2 Jun, 2011Credit:© GreenpeaceMaximum size:4752px X 3168pxKeywords:Climate (campaign title)-Close ups-Coal-Coal mining-Elderly-Faces-Health-Illness-KWCI (GPI)-Men-Miners-One personShoot:Health Impacts on West Virginia Coal MinersA documentation on retired miners suffering from Black Lung and other lung diseases. They have been denied benefits for Black Lung Disease and are dying from the impacts of breathing coal dust.