Although deposits of anthracite and bituminous coal have been almost exhausted in Bulgaria, other deposits of black coking coal have been found in the northeast, in the Dobruja region. One of the largest reserves is near Sofia, at Kremikovtsi, the site of the country's largest metallurgical plant.
Montana Senator Closing Coal Plant Could Hurt Bitcoin
1 The crypto industry has scored another first, as a junior U.S. Senator from Montana, Steve Daines, has lobbied against the planned closure of a coal-fired power plant in Rosebud County, arguing that its closure could harm the growing cryptocurrency mining industry in the state.
Coal mining West ia's coal industry has a dark past
As machines replaced workers in the 1950s, coal mining employment dropped by the tens of thousands, paving the way for poverty in the mountains. Throughout industrialization, self-sufficiency had become increasingly difficult for Appalachian residents.
Failure of Water Treatment Plant at B.C. Coal Mine Raises
Asked whether Montana is concerned about the failure at the Line Creek treatment plant, a spokesperson with the Montana Department of Environmental Quality said the agency did not have any specific information on Teck's mining operations or the company's water treatment plant operations.
Increasingly in the coal mining industry it is important to have reliable sampling systems as critical commercial and operational efficiency decisions are based on the integrity of the samples obtained.
Fly ash uranium sometimes leaches into the soil and water surrounding a coal plant, affecting cropland and, in turn, food. People living within a stack shadow—the area within a half- to one-mile (0.8- to 1.6-kilometer) radius of a coal plant's smokestacks—might then ingest small amounts of radiation.
As in the United States, coal's share in the production of electricity is declining in Europe. In 2012, coal's share of generation in Europe was 25.7 percent, down from 39.4 percent two decades earlier. Of the 120 coal fired power plants proposed in Europe in 2007, none have been brought to the construction stage.