September 2000
Volume 52    Issue 9

Mountaintop-removal controversy slows West Virgina coal mining

Mining Engineering , 2000, Vol. 52, No. 9, pp. 6-10
Peng, Syd S.

Mountaintop removal (MTR) mining started in West Virginia nearly 30 years ago. This surface mining method can extract multiple coal seams as thin as a few inches in whole and minimum rock dilution in very steep mountainous terrain.

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