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Toxic Materials In Appalachian Coal Mining

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Stream pollution from mountaintop mining doesn't stay put ...

Apr 07 2020 More information: Laura C. Naslund et al Contaminant Subsidies to Riparian Food Webs in Appalachian Streams Impacted by Mountaintop Removal Coal Mining Environmental Science amp; Technology 2020 ...

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Selenium: Mountaintop Removal Coal Mining's Toxic Legacy ...

Apr 16 2014 Across Appalachia coal companies have tried to cut costs and access more coal by using a highly destructive form of mining called mountaintop removal sometimes referred to as MTR. These mines use high explosives to blow up the rock and other materials that overlay coal seams in the mountains and ridgelines of Appalachia.

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Health effects of coal - Global Energy Monitor

Coal Mining. Health effects from coal mining include: the release of methane CH 4 a potent greenhouse gas estimated to account for 18 of the overall global warming effect triggered by human activities CO 2 is estimated to contribute 50.; the release of carbon monoxide CO from explosives which pollutes the air and poses a health risk for mine workers.

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Settlement Forces Coal Mine to Decrease Water Pollutants ...

Dec 03 2020 Charleston WV -- Today the West Virginia Highlands Conservancy Ohio Valley Environmental Coalition OVEC Appalachian Voices and the Sierra Club filed a settlement with Bluestone Coal Company that will hold the company responsible for releasing illegal levels of toxic selenium pollution into the Tug River from its Red Fox coal mine located in McDowell County West

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Settlement Forces Coal Mine to Decrease Water Pollutants ...

Dec 03 2020 Charleston WV -- Today the West Virginia Highlands Conservancy Ohio Valley Environmental Coalition OVEC Appalachian Voices and the Sierra Club filed a settlement with Bluestone Coal Company that will hold the company responsible for releasing illegal levels of toxic selenium pollution into the Tug River from its Red Fox coal mine located in McDowell County West …

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Settlement forces W.Va. coal mine to reduce pollution ...

Dec 03 2020 Charleston WV †The West Virginia Highlands Conservancy Ohio Valley Environmental Coalition OVEC Appalachian Voices and the Sierra Club today filed a settlement with Bluestone Coal Company that will hold the company responsible for releasing illegal levels of toxic selenium pollution into the Tug River from its Red Fox coal mine located in McDowell County West Virginia.

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Settlement Forces Coal Mine to Decrease Water Pollutants ...

Dec 04 2020 Charleston WV -- Today the West Virginia Highlands Conservancy Ohio Valley Environmental Coalition OVEC Appalachian Voices and the Sierra Club filed a settlement with Bluestone Coal Company that will hold the company responsible for releasing illegal levels of toxic selenium pollution into the Tug River from its Red Fox coal mine located in McDowell County West …

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Study Shows Surface Coal Miners Are Exposed To Toxic Dust ...

Dec 10 2019 Appalachian surface coal miners are consistently overexposed to toxic silica dust according to new research from the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health and surface mine dust contains more silica than does dust in underground coal mines.. The research is the first to specifically analyze long-term data on exposure to toxic silica dust for workers at surface mines.

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The Story of the Real Canary in the Coal Mine | Smart News ...

Dec 30 2016 On this day in 1986 a mining tradition dating back to 1911 ended: the use of canaries in coal mines to detect carbon monoxide and other toxic gases before they hurt humans.

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The 100-year capitalist experiment that keeps Appalachia ...

Dec 30 2017 Though it’s hard to put a dollar sign on the human toll Hendryx estimates that costs associated with the higher mortality of Appalachia’s coal-mining …

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What EPA is Doing to Reduce the Adverse Impacts of Surface ...

EPA research on surface coal mining examines the impacts of mining on headwater streams and other water resources near mining sites. This research lends scientific support to guidance documents for land managers to provide for mining flexibility while protecting the environment and public health.

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Why Trump just killed a rule restricting coal companies ...

Feb 02 2017 Appalachian Voices an environmental group estimates that coal companies have buried over 2000 miles of streams in the region through mountaintop removal mining since the 1990s.

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Did President Trump Make It Legal to Dump Coal Mining ...

Feb 06 2017 Environmental groups have alleged that the 1983 rule is an outright prohibition on the disposal of excess spoil that buries streambeds which could severely limit coal mining operations in Appalachia.

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Research finds additional harm from coal dust exposure ...

Feb 20 2013 She teamed up with Mike Hendryx of West Virginia University a public-health researcher who focuses on health in Appalachian coal-mining towns to compare the health of people near mountaintop mines with people in nonmining towns. Since 2007 the two have published a series of studies showing that coal dust is dangerous.

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Community Impacts of Mountaintop Removal > Appalachian …

If an impoundment fails entire communities can be wiped out in a matter of minutes †buried beneath a wave of this toxic sludge. According to the U.S. Geological Survey in 2010 approximately 1000 slurry impoundments were located in the coal-mining region of the Appalachian Basin.

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West Virginia’s streams are in trouble – Appalachian ...

In any case it’s clear that West Virginia’s waters are in trouble and that much of the problem is related to coal mining †both current production and a toxic legacy from past mining. That fact becomes glaringly obvious if you look at water concentrations of specific pollutants directly associated with mining.

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Coal pollution turned an Appalachian creek orange. Locals ...

Jan 15 2020 Coal pollution turned an Appalachian creek orange. Locals are using it to make paint. ... Once a hub of coal mining and railroad jobs the village of 600 people is pockmarked with old mine sites ...

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Coal miners have been inhaling deadly silica dust for ...

Jan 22 2019 For decades coal miners have been inhaling silica dust on the job. The extremely fine particles generated when the quartz-rich limestone surrounding coal seams is cut lodge in the lungs ...

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Coal left Appalachia devastated. Now it’s doing the same ...

Jul 09 2019 Appalachia which has been ground into codependent poverty by the coal industry over the course of a century has been declining in coal output and employment for decades.

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Black Lung Rate Hits 25-Year High In Appalachian Coal ...

Jul 19 2018 Black Lung Rate Hits 25-Year High In Appalachian Coal Mining States In central Appalachia one in five working coal miners with at least 25 years experience underground now suffers from the deadly ...

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Study finds toxins from mountaintop coal mining sites ...

Jul 20 2012 Coal mining is not “per se an independent risk factor for increased mortality in Appalachia” concludes Dr. Jonathan Borak professor of epidemiology and medicine at Yale University in a paper funded by the National Mining Association. Borak said poor health in Appalachia was caused by “a very marked cultural problem” characteristic of ...

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The Violent Remaking of Appalachia - The Atlantic

Mar 21 2016 Central Appalachia’s history is the story of coal. At its peak in the mid-20 th century mining employed more than 150000 people in West Virginia …

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Pass the ACHE Act and stop destroying Appalachia | TheHill

Mountaintop removal coal mining also produces toxic emissions that have fouled the air and water of Appalachia. The result is a clear and present danger to the health of the people in this region ...

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Vanishing Mountains: Coal mining in Appalachia | The …

Nov 07 2008 Mountaintop removal coal mining is a type of mining particular to Appalachia. The coal lies in thin horizontal seams stacked up like the frosting in a layer cake. In the past miners tunneled through the side of the mountain to scoop out the frosting but current and cheaper practices allow giant machines to destroy the entire cake. Coal ...

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Lawmakers, Union Urge Mine Safety Regulators to Act on ...

Nov 23 2020 Certain coal mining practices and a higher silica content in the rock surrounding Appalachian coal make miners in the region more likely to contract the progressive and deadly disease. The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health has found that as many as one in five experienced Appalachian coal miners has some form of black lung ...

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Lost in a (Mis)Gendered Appalachia – Guernica

Nov 23 2020 The opioid crisis and coal mining lore have been particularly effective at overshadowing all the men here who coexist peacefully with the land. Coal miners and Appalachian dudebros are seen and often see themselves as more authentic but theirs is only a narrow section of the rural masculine spectrumâ€at last count there were only about ...

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Trump promised to bring back coal to Appalachia. Has he?

Oct 20 2020 If Peabody Energy reopened the Sunnyhill coal mine he worked at for more than a decade in the 1970s and '80s the 62-year-old New Lexington native said …

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Trump promised to bring back coal to Appalachia. Has he?

Oct 21 2020 In 2017 for instance Appalachian coal mines produced nearly 200 million tons slightly over a 10 increase from 2016. But the renaissance was short-lived. U.S. coal production decreased 6.6 in 2019 to 706.3 million tons from the year prior according to …

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Acid mine drainage from coal mining in the United States ...

Sep 01 2020 Surface coal mining underpins the shallow mining method to extract coal embedded in earth by removing overburden covering a coal seam. It includes strip auger highwall open pit and area mining. After mining coal companies reclaim sites by grading replacing topsoil and revegetation driven by specific set of soil air and water quality ...

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Tell EPA to protect our water supplies from toxic coal ash ...

Sep 28 2009 Mountaintop removal coal mining continues to ravage Appalachia's communities and environment. Coal mining corporations are detonating 2500 tons of explosives each day to blow up Appalachia…

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