The Fayette Tribune, Oak Hill, W.Va.



Interested citizens turned out to hear Dr. Michael Hendry, from the WVU School of Public Health, speak at the SALS Historic Oak Hill School on April 8. His presentation focused on his research that linked mountaintop removal mining with the increased incidence of cancer, heart disease, birth defects and mortality among residents who live in the vicinity of the operations. The event was sponsored by the Coal Environmental Health Project, a collaborative of SALS/OVEC/PAN.