FOR DECADES, coal companies have been removing mountain peaks to haul away coal lying just underneath. More recently, scientists and regulators have been developing a clearer understanding of the environmental consequences.
Coal has helped power America for decades. It's also a main contributor to global warming, and has major negative effects on human health and the environment.
The U.S. Government's Official Website for the Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement (OSMRE). OSMRE's business practices are to reclaim abandoned mine lands (Title IV), regulate active coal mines (Title V), and apply sound science through technology transfer.
Coal mining, under current US regulations, has significantly reduced the abundance and variety of fish, invertebrates, salamanders, and other aquatic life in streams, according to a new study from the University of Tennessee, ...
The CoalSAFE International High Seam Refuge Chamber is designed to suit a range of underground coal mining environments. The chamber can be custom designed to client specifications, but typically features 12, 16 and 20 person configurations.
Reclaiming Abandoned Mine Lands – Restoring the Environment Title IV of the Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act. Two centuries of US coal mining occurred before the passage of the Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act (SMCRA) of 1977.
TheWorldCounts, 05 August, 2014 A cheap but dirty fuel source… We have started to look for other sources of renewable energy, but to date, coal …
Effects Of Mining on the Environment. Most countries require reclamation of mining sites, to undo the environmental damage.
Coal Ash Is More Radioactive Than Nuclear Waste. By burning away all the pesky carbon and other impurities, coal power plants produce heaps of radiation
Coal mining is the process of extracting coal from the ground. Coal is valued for its energy content, and, since the 1880s, has been widely used to generate electricity. Steel and cement industries use coal as a fuel for extraction of iron from iron ore and for cement production.
Coal Handling Preparation Plants (CHPP) are large facilities used to remove (wash) the grime and sediment (soil, rock, etc) from coal in …
COMPANY TOWN HISTORY: INTRODUCTION Eastern Kentucky coal company towns existed before the Civil War (Scalf: 200-205; McBride and McBride: 24; McClure: 148), but their history prior to 1880 is poorly documented. Even after the turn of the century, when permanent record keeping became vital to logistical control of mining …
Priorities. ACARP is a collaborative program that utilises the experience and technical strength of both the coal mining industry and research institutions in solving technical problems and addressing issues of significance to the industry's long term future.
The Annual Coal Report (ACR) provides annual data on U.S. coal production, number of mines, productive capacity, recoverable reserves, employment, productivity, consumption, stocks, and prices.
The mining industry has the potential to disrupt ecosystems and wipe out wildlife populations. Here's how mining affects the environment and wildlife.
Mark Horstman heads to Newcastle to reveal the efforts that are underway to identify potentially harmful concentrations of coal dust particulates
The environmental impact of the coal industry includes issues such as land use, waste management, water and air pollution, caused by the coal mining…