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Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Calculating the true cost of a ton of mountaintop coal

Calculating the true cost of a ton of mountaintop coal
Durham NC (SPX) Sep 16, 2013 -
To meet current U.S. coal demand through surface mining, an area of the Central Appalachians the size of Washington, D.C., would need to be mined every 81 days. That's about 68 square miles - or roughly an area equal to 10 city blocks mined every hour. A one-year supply of coal would require converting about 310 square miles of the region's mountains into surface mines, according to ... morehttp://www.energy-daily.com/reports/Calculating_the_true_cost_of_a_ton_of_mountaintop_coal_999.html

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