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'Coal rush' in China exacting a heavy toll

Illegal mines seen as threat to health

By Jehangir S. Pocha
Globe Correspondent / June 9, 2005

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XIA SHI GOU, China -- Cao Jian Li stands out in this dusty coal-mining town. She is 92, and the average life span here is 60 -- about a dozen years less than China's national average. (Full article: 889 words)

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