Coal: its Role in Tomorrow's Technology. A Sourcebook on by Charles Simeons

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Environment Environmental matters are central to the industry's main activities, made more difficult by the concentration of population around the coal fields coupled with a very high ratio of overburden to coal as compared with opencast operations abroad. In particular, the land used in opencast is restored to the highest possible standards after mining has ceased. Air pollution is controlled through efficient use of coal and by requiring large boilers to be used in conjunction with chimneys 40 Coal - Its role in tomorrow's technology sufficiently tall to provide full dispersal of all emissions so ensuring that con­ centrations of sulphur dioxide and other pollutants emitted do not constitute a health risk.

Vale of Belvoir and the area between Newark and Lincoln. Extension of existing Midlands mines around Park in Staffordshire It is from these areas that the additional 30 million tons by 1985 will come, tog­ ether with increased output from existing collieries. Mining The perfecting of mechanized longwall methods of mining is one of the NCB's main objectives. In 1974 there were 750 longwall faces rising to 760 during 1975 but falling back again to 730 by the end of that year. Daily face output was record­ The technique is well established and has proved itself capable ed at 605 tons.

This includes recogni­ tion of coal drivages as a proper place for some periods for training recruits to the mining industry and others. Environment Environmental matters are central to the industry's main activities, made more difficult by the concentration of population around the coal fields coupled with a very high ratio of overburden to coal as compared with opencast operations abroad. In particular, the land used in opencast is restored to the highest possible standards after mining has ceased.

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