AMERICA REVEALED | Where Does Our Coal Come From? | PBS





AMERICA REVEALED | Where Does Our Coal Come From? | PBS



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Coal is the official state mineral of Kentucky.


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Im with you on that one buddy, im 100% for coal, Obama and his EPA friends are stupid and once they do shut down the coal industry, they will realized the jobs they hurt, the families and the United States, Obama should of never been elected, so many uneducated dumb people out there today that dont know who they voted for and why they voted for Obama.
Nixon started the movement, did you say anything about the people that voted for the radical righty ?
I'm 100% for coal.
Good job PBS!!! Thank you for showing the mines in a positive spotlight! My husband works at this mine, and we love it here!
PBS, not sure if it's done elsewhere in the episode, but it would be good to inform the public what "clean" actually implies--please explain it from all perspectives. Sulfur, mercury, and other elements from coal combustion (ratios vary depending on source of coal) can contribute to pollution as sulfuric acid and methylmercury in precipitation. I gather from enviro/industry talk "clean" implies a degree of efficiency by not having as much S or Hg, but it's almost a beguiling phrase.
Amen brother!
And this is the best we can do to get energy in the 21st century???????? Wow.... It looks like we are still in the Stone Age... What a disappointment! (
this stuff must really piss off the young earth creationists. 6,000 year old earth?
The world needs more engineers and innovators, while this mine is impressive it is the year 2012, we should be using much cleaner energy.
anything but nuclear PLEASE Love Scott (BUG)
Very interesting. Thank you
no sound...
Hard to believe that in my area, E. Tenn. and S. E. Ky, they are mining 19" seams.


Coal stock


Coal is extracted from the ground by coal mining, either underground by shaft mining, or at ground level by open pit mining extraction.

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Coal is primarily used as a solid fuel to produce electricity and heat through combustion. World coal consumption was about 7.25 billion tonnes in 2010 The price of coal increased from around $30.00 per short ton in 2000 to around $150.00 per short ton as of September 2008. In early 2015, it was trading near $56/ton.