Energy Resources Program
Press Releases, Technical Announcements, Publications, Field Reports, and Science Highlights.
Friday, April 14, 2017
Categories: All, Environment Aspects, Environmental Effects, Type: Outside Publication
Monday, May 09, 2016
Categories: All, Coal, Coal Quality, Environment Aspects, Environmental Effects, Type: USGS Publication
Monday, February 29, 2016
Eight density separates of Permian Highveld (#4) coal were investigated for partitioning of Hg and trace elements. The separates include float fractions obtained in heavy media having densities of 1.4, 1.5, 1.6, 1.7, 1.8, 1.9, and 2.0 g/cm3, and the sink fraction for 2.0 g/cm3...
Categories: All, Coal, Coal Quality, Environment Aspects, Environmental Effects, Type: Outside Publication
Thursday, September 24, 2015
Monday, September 21, 2015
Tuesday, June 30, 2015
Press Release & Publication
The amount of water required to hydraulically fracture oil and gas wells varies widely across the country, according to the first national-scale analysis and map of hydraulic fracturing water usage detailed in a new USGS study accepted for publication in Water Resources Research, a journal of the American Geophysical Union.
Categories: All, Oil & Gas, Hydraulic Fracturing, Environment Aspects, Produced Waters, Environmental Effects, Type: Press Release, Type: Outside Publication
Wednesday, May 13, 2015
USGS Publication: Fact Sheet 2015-3037
Coal ash is a residual waste product primarily produced by coal combustion for electric power generation. Coal ash includes fly ash, bottom ash, and flue-gas desulfurization products (at powerplants equipped with flue-gas desulfurization systems). Fly ash, the most common form of coal ash, is used in a range of products, especially construction materials...
Categories: All, Coal, Environment Aspects, Environmental Effects, Type: USGS Publication
Thursday, January 08, 2015
Outside Publication: Environmental Geochemistry and Health
Mountaintop removal mining (MTM) is a widely used approach to surface coal mining in the US Appalachian region whereby large volumes of coal overburden are excavated using explosives, removed, and transferred to nearby drainages below MTM operations. To investigate the air quality impact of MTM, the geochemical characteristics of atmospheric particulate matter (PM) from five surface mining...
Categories: All, Environment Aspects, Environmental Effects, Regional Studies, Appalachian Basin, Type: Outside Publication
Wednesday, December 17, 2014
USGS Publication: Open-File Report 2014-1153
Mercury (Hg) analyses were obtained in USGS laboratories for 42 new samples of feed coal provided by Eskom, representing all 13 coal-fired power stations operated by Eskom in South Africa. This sampling includes results for three older power stations—Camden, Grootvlei, and Komati—returned to service starting in the late 2000s...
Categories: All, Coal, Coal Quality, World Coal Quality Inventory, Environment Aspects, Environmental Effects, Type: USGS Publication
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