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en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Environmental_impact_of_the_coal_industry

The environmental impact of the coal industry includes issues such as land use, waste management, water and air pollution, caused by the coal mining, processing and the use of its products. In addition to atmospheric pollution, coal burning produces hundreds of ...

www.eia.gov/energyexplained/?page=coal_environment

Feb 1, 2017 ... Reducing the environmental effects of coal use ... are also working on new ways to reduce mercury emissions from coal-burning power plants.

www.sourcewatch.org/index.php/Environmental_impacts_of_coal

According to the Union of Concerned Scientists, in an average year, a typical coal plant (500 ...

www.ucsusa.org/clean-energy/coal-and-other-fossil-fuels/coal-air-pollution

Environmental impacts of coal power: air pollution. Coal plants are the nation's ... Burning coal is also a leading cause of smog, acid rain, and toxic air pollution.

www.dummies.com/education/science/environmental-science/what-is-the-environmental-impact-of-mining-and-burning-coal

Mining and burning coal for fuel is harmful to the environment; but, because coal is so abundant and cheap, many people are reluctant to give it up as a fuel ...

cstem.uncc.edu/sites/cstem.uncc.edu/files/media/SV/2010/QMRM/David%20Song-%20Coal%20Burning%20and%20its%20Effects%20on%20the%20Environment.pdf

Coal is used to make steam in the electricity generation process. The extraction and burning of the coal cause major negative environmental impact. Though ...

www.greenpeace.org/new-zealand/Global/new-zealand/report/2007/1/enviro-impacts-of-coal.pdf

The environmental effects of coal use range from the poisoning of local rivers by ... Table 1 shows the health effects of the main coal-fired power plant pollutants.

www.phyast.pitt.edu/~blc/book/chapter3.html

But in this chapter, we consider the wide variety of environmental problems in burning fossil fuels — coal, oil, and gas. They probably exceed those of any other  ...

www.environment911.org/12_Environmental_Effects_of_Coal_Mining

Jun 14, 2011 ... There is much debate whether the environmental effects of coal mining ... is released in the combustion (burning) process, when coal is used to ...