The results of an assessment of potential constraints to increased coal production and use in the United States are presented. This broad-based assessment considered the effects of increased coal use on air quality, water quality and availability, local public services, public and occupational health, and national economics. Local and regional constraints found to be potentially significant include: increased public service costs in Rocky Mountain communities, violations of water quality standards, water availability in the Midwest and Rocky Mountains, nonattainment of air quality standards, solid waste disposal sites and costs for urban industry, health impacts of high ambient atmospheric sulfate levels, and uncertain effects of recently-enacted national environmental legislation. Strategies for overcoming such constraints are now being evaluated. (ERA citation 04:052513)

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • International symposium on modeling, planning, and decision in energy systems, Montreux, Switzerland, 19 Jun 1979.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Argonne National Laboratory

    9700 South Cass Avenue
    Argonne, IL  United States  60439

    Department of Energy

    1000 Independence Avenue, SW
    Washington, DC  United States  20585
  • Authors:
    • Surles, T
    • Hoover, L J
    • Goldberg, A J
  • Publication Date: 1979

Media Info

  • Pagination: 4 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00317695
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Contract Numbers: W-31-109-ENG-38
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 22 1980 12:00AM