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Mining Research in the Bureau of Mines: Safety, Efficiency, and Environmental Quality.
NTIS: PB 283 053 :40 pages
From the beginning, research on mine health and safety has been a dominating concern of the Bureau of Mines, a responsibility that expanded markedly as a result of the coal mine health and safety act of 1969. Until the mid-1970's, research on fuel technology and coal production also was an important part of the Bureau's work. But in the 4 years following the 1973 oil crisis, Congress established a reorganized federal energy research apparatus in which all fossil fuel research--encompassing extraction, use, and conservation--was centralized. Today, the Department of Energy houses federal research on coal mine production technology, while research on coal and noncoal health and safety and environmental technology, and on noncoal mine production technology, remains in the interior department as a continuing responsibility of the Bureau of Mines.
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NTIS: PB 283 053
Page last reviewed: May 5, 2020
Content source: National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health Education and Information Division