Life Cycle of Coal | We Love Mountain Island Lake
Jul 01, 2016 · Mining is the first step in the dirty life cycle of coal. When coal mines move in, whole communities are forced off their land by expanding mines, coal fires, subsidence, and overused and contaminated water supplies. Mines are quick to dig up and destroy forests and soils. But once the coal is gone, the problems they leave behind, like acid mine drainage, can persist for decades.Keywords: Coal mining, environmental impacts, human health, carbon capture, climate change. Purpose: Thus study investigates the cost of the full life cycle of coal - extraction, transport, processing, and combustion – to the U.S. public.