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Main Title Environmental overview of Texas lignite development /
Author Harner, D. ; Holland, K. ; James, S. ; Lacy, J. ; Norton., J. ;
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Author Title of a Work
Harner, D.
Holland, K.
James, S.
Lacy, J.
Norton, J.
CORP Author Radian Corp., Austin, Tex.;Industrial Environmental Research Lab., Research Triangle Park, N.C.
Publisher Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Research and Development, Industrial Environmental Research Laboratory ; For sale by the National Technical Information Service,
Year Published 1978
Report Number EPA-600/7-78-003; EPA-68-02-2608
Stock Number PB-277 087
OCLC Number 04378954
ISBN pbk.
Subjects Lignite--Gulf States.
Additional Subjects Lignite ; Mining ; Environmental impacts ; Forecasting ; Management planning ; Air pollution ; Water pollution ; Land use ; Economic analysis ; Ecology ; Energy resource development ; Texas ;
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Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EJBD ARCHIVE EPA 600-7-78-003 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 10/22/2012
ESAD  EPA 600-7-78-003 Region 10 Library/Seattle,WA 03/23/2010
NTIS  PB-277 087 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 06/23/1988
Collation xii, 217 p. : ill., maps ; 28 cm.
The report gives results of an investigation of possible effects of the development of Texas lignite, forecast to the year 2000 and based on a 10- to 20-fold increase of lignite utilization over 1976 levels. Lignite, a low-grade coal, is projected to provide an energy resource estimated to exceed proven oil and gas reserves of the State of Texas. Development of this resource will induce some major ecological, social, and economic effects throughout the entire Gulf Coast region. Secondary attention is given to effects in the other Gulf Coast states. Particular attention is paid to possible sociocultural impacts of development to largely rural communities, air and water quality problems, land use and reclamation practices, and plant siting procedures to lessen adverse effects of mine-mouth energy conversion facilities (lignite is unsuitable for long distance transport). Recommendations are offered for improved state/Federal standard setting, improved forecasting and data collection, and for a regional technology assessment of lignite development in the Gulf Coast states of Arkansas, Louisiana, Alabama, Mississippi, and Texas.
Prepared by Radian Corporation, Austin, Tex., for U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Research and Development, under contract no. 68-02-2608, W.A. 6, program element no. EHE624A. Issued Jan. 1978. Includes bibliographical references (p. 211-217).