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  • Coal mining and transportation - U.S. Energy Information ...

    Conveyors, trams, and trucks move coal around mines, short distances from mines to consumers close to the mines, or to other modes of long-distance transportation. Trains transport nearly 70% of coal deliveries in the United States for at least part of the way from mines to consumers. Barges transport coal on rivers and lakes.

  • Coal Mining and the Environment | WCA

    Coal mining & the environment. Coal mining requires large areas of land to be temporarily disturbed. Steps are taken in modern mining operations to minimise impacts on all aspects of the environment. By carefully pre-planning projects, implementing pollution control measures, monitoring the effects of mining and rehabilitating mined areas, the ...

  • FACT CHECK: Is President Trump Correct That Coal Mines Are ...

    Jun 02, 2017 · FACT CHECK: Is President Trump Correct That Coal Mines Are Opening? Locals in Jennerstown, Pa., are celebrating the grand opening of a coal mine and the estimated 70 jobs it brings.

  • Coal mining - Choosing a mining method | Britannica

    Coal mining - Coal mining - Choosing a mining method: The various methods of mining a coal seam can be classified under two headings, surface mining and underground mining. Surface and underground coal mining are broad activities that incorporate numerous variations in equipment and methods, and the choice of which method to use in extracting a coal seam depends on many technological, economic ...

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  • Coal Mining in Indonesia - Indonesian Coal Industry ...

    Sep 05, 2019 · The Indonesian coal industry is rather fragmented with only a few big producers and many small players that own coal mines and coal mine concessions (mainly in Sumatra and Kalimantan). Since the early 1990s, when the coal mining sector was reopened for foreign investment, Indonesia witnessed a robust increase in coal production, coal exports ...

  • Negative Effects of Coal Mining - The World Counts

    Health Hazards: Coal dust inhalation can cause black lung disease. Miners and those who live in nearby towns are the most affected. Cardiopulmonary disease, hypertension, COPD, and kidney disease are found in higher than normal rates in people who live near coal mines.

  • The rise and demise of a West ia coal mine

    Aug 05, 2016 · The Hobet mine was born in 1974 under a man named Fil Nutter – part of a West ia prospecting family that controlled a construction company, limestone pit and small-time coal mines.

  • Third-biggest US coal company files for bankruptcy | Fox News

    The mines shipped 50 million tons of coal in 2018. They will remain in operation during the bankruptcy process with help from $35 million in debtor-in-possession financing, according to the company.

  • The Social and Environmental Consequences of Coal Mining ...

    managers, coal companies and the Chamber of Mines were approached, but chose not to respond. Mine publicists generally point to the positive impacts of mining, like job creation and spin-off businesses. It is a sobering thought that only 41% of the income from

  • The Great Barrier Reef and the coal mine that could kill ...

    Aug 01, 2014 · Tim Flannery: The Great Barrier Reef is sick. Almost half of its coral is already dead and a massive new coal mine, which was given final approval this week, will only cause further damage. This ...