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Mining Publication: Managing Excess Gas Emissions Associated with Coal Mine Geologic Features

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Original creation date: June 2006

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This chapter summarizes how certain geologic features may be associated with unexpected increases in gas emissions during coal mining. These unexpected emissions have the potential to create explosive conditions in the underground workplace. Also discussed are the generally used practices to alleviate potential hazards caused by gas emissions associated with these geologic features.

Authors: JP Ulery

Book Chapter - June 2006

NIOSHTIC2 Number: 20030254

Ch 7 in: Kissell-FN [2006]. Handbook for Methane Control in Mining. Pittsburgh, PA: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Public Health Service, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, DHHS (NIOSH) Publication No. 2006-127, Information Circular 9486, 2006 Jun; :97-112


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