with Dr. Dick Van Steenis & unveiling the results of the Coal Health Study
Since the Camp for Climate Action in Mainshill Wood, community activists have been working hard to expose the real and devastating health impacts to local communities of open cast coal mining. Since a vastly inadequate amount of research has been done into these impacts, the campaign has done it itself.
This public meeting is set to shatter any illusions that there is no link between increased incidences of cancers and respiratory diseases in the Douglas Valley (and other heavily mined areas) and open cast mining. Scottish Coal, South Lanarkshire Council and Lord Home have consistently stated that there are no adverse health impacts from open cast coal mining – what they meant was that there was no apparent evidence for it.
The campaign against a new mine at Mainshill has all the evidence needed to show what two decades of open cast coal mining does to community health. Please come to the Public Meeting on the 23rd September to find out more and support the campaign.