Epidemiologists have long wondered if there is a link between diesel exhaust and lung cancer in miners. So the taxpayer-funded National Cancer Institute and the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health have have spent millions of dollars over the last 20 years studying the health of thousands of miners.
Now, they’re ready to publish the results that landmark study. But as the Center for Public Integrity reports, a federal judge has ordered the government to first turn the manuscript, study data and other documents over to an industry trade group for a 90-day sneak peek before the public has a chance to see it. Read the CPI report here.