Coal mine methane, long considered a mining hazard
, increasingly is being captured and utilized via pipeline or power generation projects.
Coffin said monitoring for old mining hazards
is a continual process, since new, previously hidden dangers can appear as the ground shifts.
Public access to the land has been restricted since the Coal Authority determined it was "unparalleled in terms of risk it presents to public safety" due to old mining hazards
, including shafts and sink holes.
It gives solicitors and conveyancers the professional guidance they need to identify all mining hazards
, improving consistency in addressing issues and enabling them to make an informed recommendation to clients.
We have been doing so by focusing on several mining hazards
, including those posed by underground explosions, accidents involving roof bolting machines and haulage vehicles, as well as the special safety problems faced by small mines and independent contractors.
Other risks inherent in the development of brown coal include the price risks of brown coal products which may be tied to worldwide energy prices, geological risks of finding brown coal of sufficient quantity and quality to prove commercial, mining hazards
and increased costs of complying with environmental, health, safety and transportation regulation.
Reopening the site could remove some of the existing mining hazards
, which may not be addressed by conventional closure of fencing off the property.
Coalmark gives solicitors and conveyancers the professional guidance they need to identify all relevant coal mining hazards
, improving consistency in how issues are addressed and enabling them to make informed recommendations to their clients.
secretary of the interior and Arizona member of Congress, on the grounds that the government's action in procuring the uranium and keeping its knowledge of mining hazards
secret was a "discretionary function" and therefore exempt from suit under federal law.
A key part of a new proposal will be to make the land safe following the discovery of more than 200 potential mining hazards
on the site by the Coal Authority.