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About coal mining impacts Greenpeace International

Jul 01, 2016Mining is the first step in the dirty life cycle of coal. When coal mines move in, whole communities are forced off their land by expanding mines, coal fires, subsidence, and overused and contaminated water supplies. Mines are quick to dig up and destroy forests and soils. But once the coal is gone, the problems they leave behind, like acid mine drainage, can persist for decades.

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Strip Mining an overview ScienceDirect Topics

Surface mining of coal is an alternative to underground mining and is practiced as strip mining, the most common form, and auger mining. Some coal is also produced through dredging and culm bank (i.e., anthracite waste piles) recovery; however, these quantities are relatively small compared to underground, strip, and auger mining.

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Images of Mountaintop Removal Mining Earthjustice

Mountaintop removal coal mining, often described as strip mining on steroids, is an extremely destructive form of mining that is devastating Appalachia. In just a few decades, more than 2,400 miles of streams and headwaters that provide drinking water for

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Wyoming Mining Association Mining Reclamation Practices

Surface coal mining is governed by a law called the Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act or SMCRA, which was passed in 1977. The law's main purpose is to establish how surface coal mines must reclaim the ground that is removed during mining.

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Texas RRC Surface Mining Reclamation Division

Jun 12, 2018Many lignite deposits lie close to the surface, easily reached with modern mining technology. Texas is the largest consumer of coal in the United States and in 2013 was the sixth largest coal-producing state. In 1975, the Texas Legislature gave the Railroad Commission jurisdiction to regulate surface mining for coal and uranium.

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EFFECTS OF SURFACE COAL MINING AND RECLAMATION

Coal Province is surface mined. The effects of surface mining on ground water have been a matter of concern ever since surface mining became widespread around the middle of the twentieth century. Ground-water quality is of major concern because it is a primary determinant of the

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SURFACE COAL MINING AND dep.state.pa.us

The law assumes mine operators are responsible for any impacts to water supplies within 1,000 feet of a surface coal mining operation, unless the operator can prove otherwise. Beyond 1,000 feet, it is the responsibility of DEP to prove mining caused any water supply problems.

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Existing U.S. Coal Mines SourceWatch

Mountaintop removal mining (MTR) is a form of surface mining increasingly being used to replace underground mining to extract coal from the Appalachian Mountain regions of eastern Kentucky, southwest West a, southwest ia and eastern Tennessee. The process involves using explosives to remove up to 1,000 vertical feet of rock to reach

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Surface Mining and Reclamation WA DNR

The Surface Mine Reclamation Program (SMRP) is part of the Washington Geological Survey within the Washington Department of Natural Resources. The program was created in 1971 after the legislature created the Surface Mining Act. The SMRP makes sure that all lands and waters within the state are protected and reclaimed after mining is complete.

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Coal Quiz Coal Education

There are two basic ways to mine coal. Surface mining is used when coal is found close to the surface or on hillsides. Underground mining is used to extract coal lying deep beneath the Earth's surface or in seams exposed on hillsides.

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Global Surface Mining Market Size, Share Industry Report

Global Surface Mining Market Analysis Trends, Applications, Analysis, Growth, and Forecast to 2027" is a recent report generated by MarketResearch, which offers in-depth insights, revenue details, and other vital information regarding the global surface mining market, and the various trends, drivers, restraints, opportunities, and threats in the target market till 2027.

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Modern Mining Equipment Coal Education

Mining Transportation The Tools of Coal Preparation Devices related to the transportation of coal from the mine to processing facilities to rail loading and finally to

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Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act of 1977 Wikipedia

Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act of 1977; Long title An Act to provide for the cooperation between the Secretary of the Interior and the States with respect to the regulation of surface coal mining operations, and the acquisition and reclamation of abandoned mines, and for other purposes.

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Permit Decisions Issued By ASMC Alabama

Alabama Surface Mining Commission Permit Decisions Issued By ASMC . Information on appeal of permit decisions HERE. Click on the Hyperlink to view . P3198 Drummond Co., Inc, Sayre Prep Plant- Jefferson County (Issued 2/22/2018) Permit Renewal File P3200 Drummond Co., Inc, Short Creek Prep Plant- Jefferson County (Issued 2/22/2018) Permit Renewal File

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0 OFFICE OF SURFACE MINING

The Office of Surface Mining (OSM) is authorized by the Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act of 1977, as amended. The purposes of this law include Protecting society and the environment from the adverse effects of surface coal mining operations. Reclaiming

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DNR Coal Mine Information System IN.gov

The Coal Mine Information System (CMIS) is a repository for historical coal mining information in Indiana. It was developed through a cooperative agreement between the Indiana Geological Survey and the Indiana Department of Natural Resources, Division of Reclamation. In addition to historical

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Surface Mining

In an up market or a down cycle, one thing's for certain the world's continued appetite for the products of surface mining. We're there through every market fluctuation, committed to bringing you the products, services, technologies and expertise that help you do more while spending less.

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Office of Surface Mining OSM

Welcome to the eFile site for the Office of Surface Mining Division of Financial Management Page Last Modified/Reviewed 6/4/14 WHAT'S NEW

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Coal, Kentucky Geological Survey, University of Kentucky

Surface Mining. Surface-mining methods include area, contour, mountaintop removal, and auger. Area mines are surface mines that remove shallow coal over a broad area of fairly flat land. Huge dragline shovels remove rocks overlying the coal (called overburden). After the coal has been removed, the rock is placed back into the pit.

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AMD Remining coal Lehigh University

Within Pennsylvania there are certain areas, coal seams, and mining situations (e.g., abandoned underground mines, surface mines, or coal refuse piles) that are known to mining professionals to have either a good or bad track record when disturbed by remining.

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Mining and Reclamation MDEQ

Issuing surface coal mining permits Inspecting permitted areas and investigating complaints Overseeing the reclamation done by operators, and enforcing the law as per the promulgated Rules and Regulations, Commission orders, and Attorney General's rulings.

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Surface Mining Industries Vermeer

Traditional surface mining has left untold tons of minerals underground, simply because there was no way to get to it safely and efficiently. The Vermeer innovative Terrain Leveler surface excavation machines can work where explosives can't, with top-down cutting that lets you reach valuable mineral seams and get the most product out of the ground as possible.

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Michigan Office of Surface Mining

Michigan. The operation of coal mining in Michigan began in 1835 in Jackson. At that point the coal crops out at the surface on the margin of the river so it was easily discovered. Successful operations first began in the Saginaw district and in Bay county in 1895, and these districts were the chief source of supply of Michigan coal from that point on.

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Surface Coal Mining Operations Law and Legal Definition

Surface Coal Mining Operations Law and Legal Definition. According to 30 USCS 1291 (28), the term surface coal mining operations means-- (A) activities conducted on the surface of lands in connection with a surface coal mine or subject to the requirements of section 516 surface operations and surface impacts incident

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ARTICLE 3. SURFACE COAL MINING AND RECLAMATION

(u) Surface mine, surface-mining or surface-mining operations means (1) Activities conducted on the surface of lands for the removal of coal, or, subject to the requirements of section fourteen of this article, surface operations and surface impacts incident to an underground coal mine, including the drainage and discharge from the mine.

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Environmental groups oppose new surface coal mine

The Alabama Surface Mining Commission will be accepting the public's comments until Feb. 25, 2019, on the proposal for a renewal of coal mining permit. Environmental activists say the coal mine proposal if carried out has the potential to leak wastewater from 23 spots into

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Large surface coal mines in Wyoming's Powder River Basin ship millions of tons of coal per annum, moving millions of cubic yards of overburden to mine the coal. Much of this volume is blasted in the form of benches, a common mining technique. Increases in production and scale of equipment in the past thirty-five years have created a paradigm

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AP 42 11.9 Western Surface Coal Mining US EPA

11.9 Western Surface Coal Mining 11.9.1 General 1 There are 12 major coal fields in the western states (excluding the Pacific Coast and Alaskan fields), as shown in Figure 11.9-1. Together, they account for more than 64 percent of the surface minable coal reserves in the United States. 2 The 12 coal fields have varying characteristics that may

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Elite Mining Jobs Elite Mining Jobs

Current Openings. We are currently hiring for all surface and underground positions. Check Available Positions Training is Paramount. Elite Coal Services offers complete coal mining training for all of our employees, new hires and for coal companies as well.

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