On August 1, 1973, Fluor Utah, Inc., began performing a comprehensive economic system analysis of coal preconversion technology. The study, in two phases, intends to identify and define the physical, technical, social, economic, legal and environmental problems of producing 75,000 tons per day of coal from surface mines in the United States. Phase I is scheduled to last 24 months. Progress is reported in the collection of data on the geology of coal resources, mining equipment, processing equipment, socioeconomic and physioeconomic factors, and financial statistics. In addition, efforts are outlined for the development of a mathematical model to simulate mining operations and project the cost of various alternative cases.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Prepared in cooperation with Bonner and Moore Associates, Inc., Houston, Tex. Paper copy also available from GPO as I63.10:99/INT 1.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Fluor Utah, Incorporated

    San Mateo, CA  United States 

    Office of Coal Research

    2100 M Street, NW
    Washington, DC  United States 

    Booner and More Associates, Incorporated

    Houston, TX  United States 
  • Publication Date: 1975-1

Media Info

  • Pagination: 288 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00090995
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Intrm Rpt.
  • Contract Numbers: DI-14-32-0001-1520
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 26 1975 12:00AM