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Title: Exposing Pliocene Lignite Bed Near a BEN Village
Description: Nikola Pavlovic, a kidney specialist and a USGS collaborator on Balkan endemic nephropathy (BEN) studies from Serbia, is shown exposing a small Pliocene lignite bed near a BEN village in the Vratza area of Bulgaria. The Pliocene lignite seams vary greatly in size and extent. BEN villages are always close to these Pliocene lignite deposits.
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Related to the USGS CoreCast, Episode 103 on Coal and Human Health.
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