T78. Environmental Impacts of Coal Utilization
GSA Coal Geology Division; GSA Environmental and Engineering Geology Division; GSA Geology and Society Division; GSA Mineralogy, Geochemistry, Petrology, and Volcanology Division; GSA Geology and Health Division
Laura Ruhl, Amrika Deonarine
This session explores the environmental impacts associated with coal utilization. Relevant topics include fate of coal combustion byproducts, emissions from coal fired power plants, and environmental and health impacts of coal mining.
T101. Celebrating 125 Years of Coal and Source Rock Science: From Fundamental Principles to Applied Technology
GSA Coal Geology Division
Jennifer M.K. O'Keefe, Mark A. Engle, Victoria Hudspith
This session highlights recent advances in coal science. Topics include, but are not limited to, characterization of coal and coal combustion products, organic petrology, coal gasification/liquefaction, coalbed methane, carbon sequestration, paleoecology, stratigraphy, and sedimentology.
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