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Coal Extraction - Environmental Prediction

Fact Sheet 073-02

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Abstract

Coal from the Appalachian region has supplied energy to the Nation for more than 200 years. Appalachian coal fueled America through a civil war and helped win two world wars. Appalachian coal has also provided fuel for keeping America warm in the winter and cool in the summer and has served as the basis for the steel, automobile, organic chemicals, chlorine, and aluminum industries. These benefits have not come without environmental costs, however. Coal extraction and utilization have had significant environmental impacts.

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Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
Coal Extraction - Environmental Prediction
Series title:
Fact Sheet
Series number:
073-02
Edition:
-
Year Published:
2002
Language:
ENGLISH
Publisher:
U.S. Geological Survey
Contributing office(s):
U.S. Geological Survey
Description:
2 p.