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Coal in the U.S. and Indiana Indiana Geological & Water

Coal has been one of most valuable natural resources since the 1300s when the Hopi Indians used it for the first time. European settlers began to use coal in the late 1740s and as immigration to the US grew and energy demand increased, coal production quickly climbed from 9.3 million tons in

Coal Indiana Geological & Water Survey

Bituminous coal has become one of Indiana’s most valuable natural resources since its discovery along the banks of the Wabash River in 1736. Organized development of Indiana’s coal resources began in the 1830s and by 1918, production exceeded 30 million short tons.

Coal in the U.S. and Indiana Indiana Geological & Water

Coal in Indiana was discovered along the banks of the Wabash River in 1736. Organized development of Indiana’s coal resources began in the 1830s and by 1918, production exceeded 30 million short tons. Coal production declined following World War I, but underground (deep) mining remained the primary mining method in Indiana until the 1940s.

Coal Ash Solutions Hoosier Environmental Council

Coal ash is the material left after burning coal. It contains heavy metals that can contaminate water. Indiana has been producing millions of tons of coal ash per year much of which is now stored in massive open-air impoundments in the floodplains of rivers or Lake Michigan.

Future of toxic coal ash in Indiana up for debate Energy

Feb 15, 2021 They worry the agency's approach does not keep safe Indiana's water resources or public health. "If coal ash is currently resting in the water table or the water table can fluctuate up to have contact with the coal ash, and we keep it there, then we haven't eliminated infiltration and

Other states are more protective than Indiana on toxic

Feb 10, 2021 Indiana's toxic coal ash ponds are polluting the water. Two bills this year would require utilities to dig up the ash and be more protective.

New Tests Reveal 15 out of 15 of Indiana’s Coal Ash Sites

Aug 17, 2018 The majority of the 86 ash ponds scattered around Indiana are unlined and located next to a water source. All but three of Indiana’s coal plants have coal

DNR: Reclamation: Indiana Coal by the Numbers

Indiana Coal by the Numbers Indiana annually is among the top ten coal producing states in the nation averaging 32,000,000 to 35,000,000 tons each year (Energy Information Administration (EIA)). Most is produced by 12-15 companies from approximately 24 active operations in ten southwestern Indiana counties ( Indiana Coal Council ).

DNR: Water: Aquifer Systems Mapping Methods Indiana

Underground Coal Mine Aquifer System (digital coverage is from the Indiana Geological Survey Indiana Coal Mine Information System) The Underground Coal Mine Aquifer System consists chiefly of select areas of southern Indiana where various coal seams within bedrock have been removed by underground mining methods. Approximately 50 percent of the

Coal Ash Solutions Hoosier Environmental Council

Coal ash is the material left after burning coal. It contains heavy metals that can contaminate water. Indiana has been producing millions of tons of coal ash per year much of which is now stored in massive open-air impoundments in the floodplains of rivers or Lake Michigan.

Indiana cleanup plans for coal ash sites insufficient

Dec 12, 2020 Indiana’s plans to clean up coal ash sites are insufficient, leaving toxins that could further poison drinking water and the environment, according to a report.

Coal Data Indiana Geological & Water Survey

Indiana Department of Natural Resources. EIA Coal. EIA State Profiles and Energy Estimates. USGS Coal Databases.

DNR: Reclamation: What is Coal?

Indiana Coal Characteristics. Coal is generally characterized and priced based upon its different characteristics Some of the most common are: BTUs—how hot does it burn. Indiana coal provides good heat value; 10,500-12,000 BTUs/lb. Moisture Content—the amount of water reduces the fuel or burning power, and can generate excess steam. Indiana

New Tests Reveal 15 out of 15 of Indiana’s Coal Ash Sites

Aug 17, 2018 The majority of the 86 ash ponds scattered around Indiana are unlined and located next to a water source. All but three of Indiana’s coal plants have coal

IDEM: Water Quality In Indiana: Industrial Permit Overview

The term includes all waters of the United States, as defined in Section 502(7) of the federal Clean Water Act (33 U.S.C. 1362(7)), that are located in Indiana. If a facility discharges pollutants from any point source into waters of the state of Indiana, then the operator of that facility must apply for a NPDES permit from the Indiana

Interactive map of coal mines in Indiana American

The Coal Mine Information System was developed by the Indiana Geological and Water Survey and the Indiana Department of Natural Resources.It shows the locations of surface and underground coal mines in Indiana. In addition to coal mines, the map shows active mine permits and can be used to locate underground mine entrances and documented subsidence areas.

Coal Macerals Indiana Geological & Water Survey

Classification of huminite (ICCP System 1994) reprinted from International Journal of Coal Geology 62, p. 85-106, with permission from Elsevier. Indiana Geological and Water Survey Home Page Facebook

Indiana and coal Global Energy Monitor

Introduction. Coal production is a major part of the Indiana economy. In 2004, the state produced over 35 million short tons of coal worth an estimated $817 million dollars, which ranked it 8th in the nation in coal production. All Indiana coal is classified as bituminous and contains high sulfur levels, averaging more than 2 percent by weight.

Report says Indiana lags behind other states in coal ash

Nov 17, 2020 The Hoosier Environmental Council published the 32-page report, "Our Waters at Risk, Part 2: The Impact of Coal Ash on Indiana’s Water Resources," which describes the current groundwater contamination at Indiana’s coal ash sites and the threat to a number of Indiana

Springfield Coal Member Indiana Geological & Water Survey

Type area and synonyms: The term Springfield was first applied by Worthen (1883, p. 6) to a coal mined near Springfield, Sangamon County, Ill. Sec. 16, T. 16 N., R. 4 W., was later designated as the type area (Wanless, 1956, p. 10), and still later the use of this term was extended into Indiana (Wier, 1961, 1965; Wayne, Johnson, and Keller, 1966).

Indiana Coal Council, Inc. Indianapolis, IN Home

Indiana court rules in favor of first-ever U.S. coal-hydrogenation plant in Spencer County Activists in southern Indiana lose their battle to block new coal-hydrogen plant that will use truly clean-coal technology to produce ultra-sulfur diesel that is 30 percent cleaner than current USLD on

HEC report says Indiana lagging in coal ash pollution

Fourteen of Indiana’s 15 coal ash sites have left groundwater unfit for human consumption, according to a new report by the Hoosier Environmental Council. And unlike other states dealing with residue from coal-burning power plants, Indiana is taking few steps to stop pollutants from coal ash ponds from seeping further into the water system.

Report says Indiana lags behind other states in coal ash

Nov 17, 2020 The Hoosier Environmental Council published the 32-page report, "Our Waters at Risk, Part 2: The Impact of Coal Ash on Indiana’s Water Resources," which describes the current groundwater contamination at Indiana’s coal ash sites and the threat to a number of Indiana

Indiana cleanup plans for coal ash sites insufficient

Dec 12, 2020 Indiana’s plans to clean up coal ash sites are insufficient, leaving toxins that could further poison drinking water and the environment, according to a report.

HEC report says Indiana lagging in coal ash pollution

Fourteen of Indiana’s 15 coal ash sites have left groundwater unfit for human consumption, according to a new report by the Hoosier Environmental Council. And unlike other states dealing with residue from coal-burning power plants, Indiana is taking few steps to stop pollutants from coal ash ponds from seeping further into the water system.

Interactive map of coal mines in Indiana American

The Coal Mine Information System was developed by the Indiana Geological and Water Survey and the Indiana Department of Natural Resources.It shows the locations of surface and underground coal mines in Indiana. In addition to coal mines, the map shows active mine permits and can be used to locate underground mine entrances and documented subsidence areas.

Pandemic policies could make Indiana’s bad coal ash

Indiana’s Department of Environmental Management has adopted a similar policy, which could have an impact on the oversight of coal ash disposal. Coal ash is toxic waste created by burning coal to generate electricity. It can contain mercury, lead, arsenic, and many other metals and elements that could cause cancer, lung and heart problems or

Indiana and coal Global Energy Monitor

Introduction. Coal production is a major part of the Indiana economy. In 2004, the state produced over 35 million short tons of coal worth an estimated $817 million dollars, which ranked it 8th in the nation in coal production. All Indiana coal is classified as bituminous and contains high sulfur levels, averaging more than 2 percent by weight.

Indiana lawmakers advance coal plant securitization

Feb 19, 2021 Indiana lawmakers advance coal plant securitization, renewable siting bills by Kari Lydersen February 19, 2021 March 4, 2021. No one knows the topography, water resources, drainage and stormwater patterns better than the different local entities and local governments.”

Indiana Coal Council, Inc. Indianapolis, IN Home

Indiana court rules in favor of first-ever U.S. coal-hydrogenation plant in Spencer County Activists in southern Indiana lose their battle to block new coal-hydrogen plant that will use truly clean-coal technology to produce ultra-sulfur diesel that is 30 percent cleaner than current USLD on

Indiana utilities must now clean up toxic contamination

Jan 14, 2019 Utilities admit that coal plants across 22 states, including three in Indiana, are violating pollution laws by leaking toxic chemicals from coal ash ponds.

Indiana Beyond Coal Home Facebook

Indiana Beyond Coal March 19 at 9:07 AM · Kudos to AES Indiana for powering the # NCAA with renewable energy, but the utility is still running the massive Petersburg # SuperPolluter coal plant in SW Indiana the largest water polluter in the state.

DNR: Reclamation: About Us

These programs are a cooperative effort between Indiana and the federal Department of the Interior, Office of Surface Mining, Reclamation and Enforcement (OSM). DOR also administers the state laws (IC 14-36) pertaining to the mining of clay, shale and oil shale. These are typically small operations impacting much smaller areas than a coal mine.

These toxic coal ash pits are leaking into Indiana’s water

Sep 24, 2017 The coal plants that dot Indiana's landscape generate much more than electricity. They also produce toxic ash. When coal is burned, it leaves behind ash that is filled with contaminants such as

U.S. Department of Interior 25 Indiana

The U.S. coal reserves are so large that they will last more than 275 years at our current rate of consumption. Coal provides about 50% of the total amount of electricity used in the United States each day and 94% in Indiana. The Illinois Coal Basin, of which Indiana is a part, is one of the largest coal fields in the United States.

Our Waters at Risk

May 05, 2014 quantity of coal ash produced in Indiana, and what consequences occur for public health, drinking water supplies, rivers and streams. Our Waters at Risk describes the status of coal ash disposal in Indiana, the threats to public health, the environmental damage that has occurred, and recommendations for reducing this potent health and