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Coal-mining Hazard Resembles Explosive Volcanic Eruption, Study Shows


October 1, 2009

earth and environment graphic Worldwide, thousands of workers die every year from mining accidents, and instantaneous coal outbursts in underground mines are among the major killers. But although scientists have been investigating coal outbursts for more than 150 years, the precise mechanism is still unknown. Full Story

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