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EAS 375 Lecture questions Origin of coal and coal mining 1. What led to the first energy crisis in Europe during the 17 th and 18 th centuries and how it solved? 2. Describe the formation of coal and which factor is vital to its formation? 3. During combustion, which coal produces the most heat and least amount of undesirable byproducts? 4. Describe the formation of a cyclotherm? 5 What causes for formation of high sulfur coals?
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Unformatted text preview: 6. Why are western Eocene coals from Wyoming and Utah desirable? 7. What is “mountain top mining” and why is it destructive? 8. What led to the drastic drop in mining accidents following World War II? 9. Discuss both the positive and negative aspects of the railroads in supplying coal to utility generation plants....
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