coal mining shortage

  • The rise and demise of a West ia coal mine - reuters

    Aug 05, 2016 · ALKOL, West ia – On the day Victor Clark retired after 26 years at the Hobet coal mine, the bosses called him to the office for a surprise. His wife, daughter, and sons Rocky and Tony ...

  • CDC - NIOSH Program Portfolio : Mining : Economics

    Coal Mining. Coal accounts for half of the electricity production in the United States. In recent decades, the Clean Air Act has accelerated a major shift in coal production from eastern mines to large western surface mines. Nevertheless, 78% of all mining jobs are east of the Mississippi River, and 57% are in underground mines.

  • Coal Confronts Water Scarcity - Circle of Blue

    In the competition between energy and water, coal is in a league by itself. Roughly half of the 410 billion gallons of water withdrawn every day from the nation's rivers, lakes, and aquifers is used to mine coal, and cool electric power generating stations, most of which burn coal.

  • UPDATE 2-Indonesia sees coal output flat in 2019 amid ...

    May 07, 2018 · Shortages of equipment like trucks, rollers and graders made by Inc, and mean it is harder for miners to ramp up output and take advantage of recent improvements in coal ...

  • Storage of Coal: Problems and Precautions - EOLSS

    UNESCO – EOLSS SAMPLE CHAPTERS ENERGY STORAGE SYSTEMS – Vol. II – Storage of Coal: Problems and Precautions - G. Ökten, O. Kural and E.Algurkaplan ©Encyclopedia of Life Support Systems (EOLSS) The mechanism of reactions between oxygen and coal is quite complicated.

  • Coal impacts on water | Greenpeace International

    Coal is one of the most-water intensive methods of generating electricity. A typical coal plant withdraws enough water to fill an Olympic-sized swimming pool every three and a half minutes. The International Energy Agency says that global water consumption for power generation and fuel production is expected to more than double from 66 billion cubic meters (bcm) in 2010, to 135 bcm by 2035.

  • Trade unions blocking auction of commercial coal mining ...

    Jul 13, 2019 · New Delhi: Trade unions are blocking the Central government's landmark decision to auction commercial mining of coal in order to ramp up production in the country. The decision to this effect was taken last year, but nothing has moved so far even as India continues to depend on imported coal to meet its requirements.

  • The miners' strike of 1977–78 | International Socialist Review

    The late 1960s and the 1970s were a period in which coal mining became politicized and miners took part in thousands of wildcat strikes. In 1969 thousands of West ia coal miners engaged in a "political strike" largely led by the Black Lung Association (BLA) and Disabled Miners and Widows—not the official union leadership. ...

  • Coal in China - Wikipedia