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Emissions from Coal Fires and Their Impact on the Environment


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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