NATIONAL COAL UTILIZATION ASSESSMENT. AN INTEGRATED ASSESSMENT OF INCREASED COAL USE IN THE MIDWEST: IMPACTS AND CONSTRAINTS

The objectives of the National Coal Utilization Assessment (NCUA) are to: (1) provide the Department of Energy (DOE) with the impact and impact-management information needed to ensure that environmental and social concerns receive appropriate emphasis in DOE coal R and D programs; (2) identify and analyze strategies to alleviate potential problems or constraints associated with increased coal use; and (3) work closely with state and regional agencies and DOE to present the NCUA findings in a useful manner. This report documents Argonne's examination of: Technology characteristics; Energy supply and demand trends; Siting constraints on coal-related facilities; Impacts of increased coal use on water availability, land use, and coal reserves; Impacts on air and water quality and ecosystem; effects of trace-element emissions from coal combustion/conversion; Social and economic impacts; and Health risks. The assessment, which covered 14 northern midwestern states, placed significant emphasis on identifying the coal-related problems and risks that are of particular concern to state and regional agencies and commissions. (ERA citation 03:044093)

  • Corporate Authors:

    Argonne National Laboratory

    9700 South Cass Avenue
    Argonne, IL  United States  60439

    Department of Energy

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    Washington, DC  United States  20585
  • Publication Date: 1977-10

Media Info

  • Pagination: 107 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00186380
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Contract Numbers: W-31-109-ENG-38
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 27 1979 12:00AM