Mountain top removal coal mining
Mountain top removal (MTR) mining is a form of strip mining in which coal companies use explosives to blast as much as 800 to 1,000 feet off the tops of mountains order to…
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Selenium Risk at Alpha Natural Resources' Mountaintop Removal Mines
Insight from the Patriot Coal Bankruptcy and Regulatory Monitoring Data
San Francisco, Feb 5 2013
This is the first installment in a new series of research updates by the Rainforest Action Network on the environmental and social risks involved with investment in the coal industry. These updates will highlight emerging risks facing companies involved with coal extraction, processing, or combustion.
In this update, we analyze environmental compliance risks at Alpha Natural Resources related to selenium emissions at the company's surface mines.
The report's key findings include the following:
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