Many of the mining interests seem to be in almost total disregard of the local laws, property rights, safety, and health of the nearby residents. Then my health started to go. More people live near the mines. Or do laundry with rain water she collects with a tarp. A tiny vehicle mid-photo appears to be riding on a road that is the unearthed coal seam. What are the chances of subsidence?
SAVE THE CHUITNA – more than salmon on the line
The coal baron William Nelson Page made Ansted his headquarters. Canada plans new coal effluent rules Consultations happening in Nova Scotia and western Canada A Feb 22, CBC news item reports that Environment and Climate Change Canada is considering plans to impose new effluent limits that would reduce harmful discharges from coal mining by Got a wetland or coastal brook or toxic materials in the way of getting approval for your project? In West Virginia, mountaintop removal and other kinds of surface mining including highwall mining, in which machines demolish mountainsides but leave peaks intact accounted for about 42 percent of all coal extracted in , up from 31 percent a decade earlier. Another day, as I walked near a site on Kayford Mountain, about 20 miles southwest of An-sted, along a dirt road owned by a citizen who declined to lease to the mining companies, a thunderous boom rattled the ground.
Atmospheric pollution, mine waste, effects from the burning of coal, and water pollution all result from the coal mining process. An industrial yard used to refuel trains and connect and reconnect train cars is a major source of pollution. Massey has appealed the case to the Virginia-based United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, which has overturned several lower court rulings that went against mining interests. Have you seen those scooters around Salt Lake City? Ottawa's proposal would require new coal mines to collect and monitor all effluent through a final discharge point where it would have to meet new limits for suspended solids, nitrates and a toxic byproduct called selenium. CRP has repeatedly said the effects of hoovering up phosphate. But the game changed in the s, when mining operations started in Wyoming's Powder River Basin, where coal seams are far thicker—up to feet—and closer to the surface than anything in the East.