Coal Research Center

Coal Mining
11:05 am
Mon August 26, 2013

Number Of Black Lung Cases Amongst Coal Miners Increases


Over the decades, great gains have been made in reducing black lung disease among coal miners. But, recently, there’s been an uptick in the sometimes fatal condition. 

Fifty years ago, Central Appalachian Education and Research Center Director Wayne Sanderson said about a third of all miners contracted black lung.  Today, the potentially deadly disease afflicts about four to five percent of miners.  And, Sanderson said, that number’s climbing.

Read more
4:43 pm
Wed May 23, 2012

SIUC Coal Research Center Interim Head Takes Permanent Position

Tomasz Wiltowski

The interim director of the Southern Illinois University Carbondale Coal Research Center is now taking on the job permanently. 

Read more