Coal Dust and Rail: Impacts of Coal Transport from the Powder River Basin

In this report, we review the state of knowledge of the emissions of coal dust from trains and its potential health and environmental impacts, with a focus on the transport of coal from mines in the workhorse of domestic coal mining, the Powder River Basin.

 

 

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