Coal Burning

Some articles on coal, burning:

Fossil-fuel Power Station - Environmental Impacts - Radioactive Trace Elements
... Coal is a sedimentary rock formed primarily from accumulated plant matter, and it includes many inorganic minerals and elements which were deposited ... As the rest of the Earth's crust, coal also contains low levels of uranium, thorium, and other naturally occurring radioactive isotopes whose release into the ... While these substances are present as very small trace impurities, enough coal is burned that significant amounts of these substances are released ...
Environmental Impact Of The Coal Industry - Air Pollution - Annual Excess Deaths
... and other organizations calculated that coal particulates pollution cause approximately one million deaths annually across the world, which is approximately one ... Pollutants emitted by burning coal include fine particulates (PM2.5) and ground level ozone ... Every year, the burning of coal without the use of available pollution control technology causes thousands of preventable deaths in the United States ...

Famous quotes containing the words burning and/or coal:

    mourn

    The majesty and burning of the child’s death.
    I shall not murder
    The mankind of her going with a grave truth
    Nor blaspheme down the stations of the breath
    Dylan Thomas (1914–1953)

    “The room’s very hot, with all this crowd,” the Professor said to Sylvie. “I wonder why they don’t put some lumps of ice in the grate? You fill it with lumps of coal in the winter, you know, and you sit round it and enjoy the warmth. How jolly it would be to fill it now with lumps of ice, and sit round it and enjoy the coolth!”
    Lewis Carroll [Charles Lutwidge Dodgson] (1832–1898)