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Emissions from Coal Fires and Their Impact on the Environment

http://pubs.usgs.gov/fs/2009/3084/

Reviews how coal fires occur, how they can be detected by airborne and remote surveys, and, most importantly, the impact coal-fire emissions may have on the environment and human health, especially mercury, carbon dioxide, carbon monoxide, and methane.

by Kolker, Allan; Engle, Mark A.; Stracher, Glenn; Hower, James; Prakash, Anupma; Radke, Lawrence; ter Schure, Arnout; and Heffern, Ed
U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet 2009-3084
This publication is available only as a PDF document.
Related topics:
Coal resources, Fires, Geology, Greenhouse gases, Hazards, Mercury, Mercury contamination, Mining hazards, Mine sites

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