What is a big problem with coal mining?
It causes Environmental damage to the surrounding area.
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Answer It would depend on the size of the coal deposit, the intentions of the mine owner, and the type of extraction method.
A coal mine is a place where coal is dug out of the earth. Somemines are completely underground and depend on tunnels to takeminers to the coal. Other places, known as strip mines, are openpits in the ground where the coal is dug out.
Coal is mined by two methods: surface or 'opencast' mining or underground or 'deep' mining. The choice of mining method largely depends on the geology of thecoal deposit. Underground mining currently accounts for a biggershare of world coal production than opencast; although in severalimportant co…al producing countries surface mining is morecommon. (MORE)
There are large deposits still available whereas oil is starting to run out and will get scarcer over the next few decades. Also there are coal deposits in friendly and stable countries whereas most of the world's oil available now is in unstable parts of the world and so may be subject to political… uncertainty. - - - - The disadvantages are . cannot be easily burned inside a car engine . may add sulphur to the atmosphere . less "green" than nuclear or wind energy. The advantages are . available in large quantities without federal subsidies or disruption to the world's food supplies . cheaper source of energy than natural gas. (MORE)
Well.............. you see its either Ontario, Nova Scotia, British Columbia, or Saskatchewan!! :P :) haha byebye for now.
Australia is known to have 8 percent of world's total coalreserves. The major coal mining areas in Australia are Bowen Basinin Queensland, Hunter region in NSW and Latrobe Valley in Victoria.
they might of died they could get trapped. very little air for them to breathe. also they could break their back because it was cramped and the coal was very heavy too!
A coal mine is a tunnel underground where coal is wheeled through the tunnel. Victorian children worked many hours in there with no fresh air and had to get down there by rope. Wow tough times! Coal can also be mined by the open cut, or open cast, method. There are also other methods of mining coal…; the link below gives excellent information on the subject. (MORE)
Subsidence of land at the surface, and damage to dwellings. Lung diseases caused by conditions underground. Air and water pollution from the coal-tips.
Trevithick invented the steam engine to pump water out offlooded mines but it wasn't for coal mining. He invented the engineto use in tin mines. . ++++ James Watt subsequently established why the early Newcomen (notTrevithick) engines were so inefficient, and worked on the problemof turning a pisto…n's reciprocating movement into rotating a shaft,so paved the way for engines that could not only pump water fromdeep mines (metal or coal) but also put equipment and men in andout of the mine, and raise the ore or coal to the surface. . ' . Trevithick's contribution was in pioneering steam traction. (MORE)
coal mines ____________________ under ground , way back in the mountains , in a big dark whole , places like that . basicly 6" from hell ! *
You mine coal for either money making. Or to make most bars including Steel mith addy and rune.
Some reason you don't like coal mining? I notice you are using a computer- which is powered by electricity. You might want to see how much of the electricity that is used comes from coal before you decide you want to prevent coal mining.
If you are a member go to the coal trucks just west of Seers Village. If you are a free player and have 60+ mining visit the mining guild, if not then your only option is to go to the Dwarven Mine or the chasm mine in Al Kharid.
There can be several. The one in the news in the past few days is methane. Methane naturally occurs in coals seams, landfills, etc. It has been said that anything that has been living that dies and rots produces methane gas. Methane is high flammable.
That depends on the formation where the coal is found. Some mining is conducted as underground mining, where multiple tunnels are dug and connected to form a maze like network under ground. While mining is underway, large pillars of undisturbed coal is left to support the mountain above the mines. … Once the mines reaches its limit of the coal that is owned by the operator, a gradual shutdown process occurs. The miners do this by removing the supporting pillars and slowly retreat to the entrance of the mines. This process may take several years and the unsupported mountain will eventually cave into mines behind the retreating miners. In other areas, coal is closer to the surface, as is mined as a High Wall or Long Wall surface mine. In some cases, an exposed seam of coal in a long wall may be auger mined- a large diameter auger digs horizontally into the coal and pulls it out. There are various forms of surface mining, where overburden (soil and rock) are removed to expose the coal. Entire mountain tops may be removed and all coal seams that are encountered as the mountain is removed is taken. This permits coal seams that may be too narrow to be economically mined by other methods to be extracted. The type of mining will be driven by the formations, and the cost of mining. If coal is $100 a ton, but it costs $105 a ton to mine... well, that's not going to happen. Coal mining is a major part of the West Virginia economy- do a computer search for West Virginia and Mining- the state has some good information there. (MORE)
Well, all you need is a pickaxe or adze inferno and a coal rock they are found in the living rock caverns and camelot.
The Victorian children stay there in the coal mines for hous and hours. They would only have 1 hour of school per week They would have no choice to do what they want
The pile up of waste materials may become unstable, and the waste materials that accumulate must be disposed of somewhere.
This is a simply answer, it is GREAT experience at a High Mining Level (80+) and it is ALOT of money, aroudn 110,000,000Gp for 99 from 80.
If you breath in to much of the air, it's almost like smoking. It can cause cancer, or black lung.
the raven coal mine is an underground coal mine that has been proposed 5 km west of Buckley Bay on Vancouver island. 88% of the coal minned will be used for steele making, and will be shipped off by truck or rail to port alberni then loaded onto a ship and sent off to asian markets.
Coal mining can cause massive environmental destruction via unrestricted strip mining, and it can destroy nearby rivers via acid mine drainage. It can harm the health of workers and people living nearby, as well.
Wyoming leads in production and has the third largest coal reserves. Montana and Illinois have larger reserves of coal but the production/output is greatest by Wyoming at present.
Its dangerous because if you are in the mine and there is a weak spot in one certain area, it could collapse, either killing you, or blocking the entrance so you cant get out.
Trapped Methane gas produced in the ages of carbonization of organic matter in contact with air (oxygen) pumped in the tunnel for ventilation explodes violently when in contact with a spark/flame during tunneling/drilling is the usual cause. Earlier explosives were used to blast rocks in the tunne…l which exploded violently with the trapped gases before safety methods (Davy's safety lamp) were devised. (MORE)
The problem with coal is that is a nonrenewable resource which means that it cannot be supplied again when we run out which is predicted to be about 200 years from now. Coal also lets out CO2 into the air which only plants can breathe in.
They were responsible for a section of the pit, and they also installed roof props for safety. This was in the early 1900s, but I'm sure it's not too different to what they did in the 1800s.
Coal mining is done to collect coal, which can be used for a number of things. Coal can be used for burning in power plants for electricity, and can be condensed into diamonds.
No, mining coal, and burning coal uses up fossil fuels which are finite and pollute.
Coal mining is good because it is used to get a very important natural resource, coal. Coal is used in many things and without coal mining we could not do those things. They were used on the first trains and in stoves to keep old log houses warm.
Mining coal from tropical swamps might be a problem for geologists because they would be disrupting or damaging the environment and the ecosystems around the mine.
The result was higher capital equipment requirement per worker, vast improvements in labor productivity, and a decline in labor requirements.
The total number of coal mines in operation in 2002 totaled 1,426, compared to 2,746 a decade prior.
They core drill from the surface down and remove samples. These core samples give them the coal seam thickness and coal quality. Multiply the seam thickness by total area and you have the coal reserves, typically measured in acre-feet.
The use of coal creates pollution in the air and the problem with mining is it can cave and its depleting the natural resources of coal but also damaging the ecosystem underneath Hopes This helps XD
26 US states produce some coal, but the top producers are as follows in order. Contrary to popular belief, West Virginia is not number one in production. 1. Wyoming 2. West Virginia 3. Kentucky 4. Pennsylvania 5. Texas 6. Montana 7. Illinois 8. Virginia 9. North Dakota 10. Color…ado 11. Indiana 12. New Mexico 13. Utah 14, Ohio 15. Alabama 16. Arizona (MORE)
No, coal mining has not stopped. If it had, you probably would not be using your computer right now. About 45% of the electricity in the US comes from coal fired powerplants. With no coal, it would get dark pretty quickly.
The biggest danger in retreat coal mining is the miners are removing coal pillars as the miners "retreat". The removal of coal pillars, which support the mine's roof, can cause mine collapse.
Hard, dirty, dangerous, and cramped. It still is hard and dirty, but safer than it used to be. Most coal mining is highly mechanized today, and safety equipment and practices are much better.
Coal miners work in a freshly cut hole in the ground, right up close to heavy machinery, underneath a roof that can drop rocks on top of them. Coal dust can explode. Plenty of dangers right there.
forbade the employment of women and boys under 10 years of age in the mines
Back in the early and mid-nineteenth century, the only minimum was the ability to work. But it was a very dangerous job, and many children died very jung, so british politiciens changed it to 12, then 16, then 20. Rest of industrial Europe soon followed suit.
In the US, they do not. Years ago kids worked at all sorts of jobs. Now you must be at least 18.
Because if they hit gold they get a very big pay check.also to have a interacting time.
It can be either one, depending on how the mining is conducted. In past years, areas were strip mined, and waste materials from the mining were left to pile up- in many cases, unsafely. Mining regulations in the US now require that a mine post a monetary bond to restore the land after mining ends. T…hat includes putting topsoil back, and planting plants. (MORE)
well i am only 9 years old but when i start scoile studys i am shure its mined in ohio.
when coal is mined from earths surface,people remove the layers of soil above the coal
If shallow then it is mined using a "strip" mining technique. If itis deep then it is mined in deep mine collieries.
Water and land pollution caused by the waste deposits being dumped.Potential dangers of landslide from shale waste (Aberfan 1963).Waste entering the water course. Industrial machinery producing CO2emissions, Dangers of emphysema to workers from dust created. andof course land displacement such as su…bsidence (MORE)