Coal and Oil (Energy and the Environment) by John Tabak

By John Tabak

Coal and oil are of the world's most crucial assets of fundamental power. A multi-trillion greenback infrastructure has been created to find, produce, shipping, technique, and burn coal and oil. This infrastructure has made sleek existence attainable. This ebook describes the historical past of those resources of power.

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University of Birmingham, School of Geography, Earth & Environmental Sciences) to the ash generated at power stations when the coal is burned to produce electricity. Some swamps formed near the ocean. They were regularly inundated with seawater. The ocean water contained sulfur compounds. Some of the difference between low-sulfur coals and high-sulfur coals is thought to be determined by whether the swamp water was salty or fresh. Eventually, the swamps were buried, sometimes beneath thousands of feet of sediment.

Q: How was it different? A: Actually, the areas that we traveled in—there was more space than I thought there would be anyplace in the mine. Q: Overhead space? A: Overhead space and even the width of the mine. There was more overhead space, and I expected everything to be black and dreary. I had heard about rock dusting before. We had a couple of friends a few years ago that did rock dusting— Q: I’m sorry Ma’am. What is rock dusting? A: Rock dusting—I don’t know exactly what type of a powder you would call it, but it’s real bright.

Of course, back in those days they had a peg leg that they put on. It was not a lot (of men), but one is too many. I can remember some of the individuals that had a leg crushed in the mines, and it was amputated. The cost is so high in a number of ways. Meeting the Demand for Coal 45 Q: Yet, people are not aware of it outside of—. A: —outside of this area. And I don’t know how far the area extends where people aren’t aware of it. I imagine that maybe it extends into the cities and so forth.  .  .

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