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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.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.eia.gov/energyexplained/index.cfm/%20data/index.cfm?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.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/international/en/campaigns/climate-change/coal/Coal-mining-impacts

Jul 1, 2016 ... But once the coal is gone, the problems they leave behind, like acid mine drainage, ... mining still causes widespread damage to the environment. ... Coal fires occur when coal seams burn or smoulder, or when coal storage or ...

www.coaleducation.org/lessons/twe/envi.htm

Today, many of the effects of coal burning have been reduced significantly or eliminated. Three basic methods are used to reduce the quantity of pollutants ...

www.catf.us/resources/publications/files/Cradle_to_Grave.pdf

magnified by the enormous quantities of coal burned each year – nearly 900 million ... The health and environmental effects caused by power plant emissions  ...

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.