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  • Environmental impact of the coal industry - Wikipedia

    The environmental impact of the coal industry includes issues such as land use, waste management, water and air pollution, caused by the coal mining, processing and the use of its productsIn addition to atmospheric pollution, coal burning produces hundreds of millions of tons of solid waste products annually, including fly ash, bottom ash, and flue-gas desulfurization ,...Know More
  • Health effects of coal - SourceWatch

    These 25 largest operators of coal plants (all privately-owned corporations, with the exception of the TVA, which is a publicly-owned corporation) own 264 out of the 614 coal-fired power plants in the US; these 264 plants produced a total of 1,425,653 GWh of electricity in 2005 (708% of total US coal-fired power production) The coal ....Know More
  • Coal dust - SourceWatch

    Sep 21, 2010· Coal dust suspended in air is explosive -- coal dust has far more surface area per unit weight than chunks of coal, and is more susceptible to spontaneous combustion As a result, a nearly empty coal store is a greater explosion risk than a full one...Know More
  • Coal regulations - SourceWatch

    It was reported people affected by coal dust can fill out a form if they have been affected by coal dust and a contractor will power wash off the homeowner's property Critics say that washing off the coal dust is not enough, as it has severe effects on ,...Know More