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Chronicle: When the Dust Settles

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Chronicle: When the Dust Settles

In 100 years, no mining company has ever been prosecuted for exposing its workers to harmful quantities of dust underground. By JOHANNA CHISHOLM and DANIELA Q. LÉPIZ for CHRONICLE and CODE4SA.

In 2017, a group of 32 of the world’s largest gold mines are dragging their heels in an historic class action lawsuit brought by 56 mineworkers diagnosed with silicosis and tuberculosis, because it would probably work out cheaper for them to be in court for the next 15 years than it would be to compensate all of the claimants.

Read the full interactive feature here.

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