Overview of Coal Mining Research and Development in the United States.
Marovelli-RL; Schmidt-WB; Yancik-JJ
Proc 4th Int'l Conf on Coal Research Vancouver Canada 1978 Oct; 2:629-647
Today in the United States, research and development efforts in the coal mining industry are responding to two forces. One is generated by the market needs and the other more dominant force, is created by social demands fostered by public concern for enhancing the quality of life and a clean environment. With public policy becoming more shaped by the thinking that technology can immediately restore the quality of life and environment, the coal mining industry is trying to define the conditions under which future mining can take place so that these criteria can be used to set research and development policy and objectives. This paper describes the approaches and objectives that may be taken by the groups that make up the research community to achieve these goals.
Proc. 4th Int'l. Conf. on Coal Research, Vancouver, Canada, Oct. 8-10, 1978