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Underground Coal Gasification: Creating Hell On Earth

Underground Coal Gasification: Creating Hell On Earth

…s coal being contemplated, billions of tons, this waste stream will be vast. The handling of this waste will be a huge environmental and human health nightmare all by itself. There are also a lot of safety issues surrounding UCG. Like a nuclear reactor, a UCG gasifier needs to be carefully controlled if disaster is to be avoided. For instance the pressure in the gasifier needs to be kept below that of the surrounding rock formations or else…

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Underground Coal Gasification: Hellfire and Damnation

Underground Coal Gasification: Hellfire and Damnation

…Cleobury Mortimer in Worcestershire during the 1950s which were later abandoned resulted in questions being raised in Parliament about environmental issues. A particularly pertinent example of contamination of groundwater by UCG can be found in Australia’s recent experiences with UCG tests. In the last decade three separate test sites have been operated in Queensland, these being the Cougar Energy plant near Kingaroy, the Carbon Energy…

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Queensland Underground Coal Gasification Time Bomb Explodes

Queensland Underground Coal Gasification Time Bomb Explodes

…stuary UCG, Clean Coal Ltd. 10km around Dee Estuary, North Wales, Five Quarter 10km around Cromer UCG, East Anglia, Clean Coal Ltd. 10km around Loughor Estuary, South Wales, Cluff Natural Resources 10km around Thames Estuary UCG, Riverside Energy Ltd. UCG – Time To Get Organised In simple terms Underground Coal Gasification (UCG) involves setting fire to coal underground. Once alight, the fire is starved of oxygen with the aim of creating…

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20 Impacts of Underground Coal Gasification (UCG)

20 Impacts of Underground Coal Gasification (UCG)

…a great resource for stalls and information events and can also be used by groups to prioritise the focus of a campaign or simply to become familiar with each technologies impacts. 20 Impact of Underground Coal Gasification (UCG) (2 Slide Presentation) Underground Coal Gasification (UCG) Impact Cards (Printable Workshop Resource) 20 Impacts Text (A4 printable text for all 3 unconventional gas technologies) See also the 20 Impacts of Shale…

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Creeping Inferno: Underground Coal Gasification Threat Comes Onshore

Creeping Inferno: Underground Coal Gasification Threat Comes Onshore

…the Soviet Union, has never got past the testing stage. Previous trials have been associated with explosions and severe groundwater contamination by the toxic and carcinogenic chemicals produced in the process. A Small Scale UCG Trial: Rocky Mountain Field Test In Hanna, Wyoming (1988) As with all extreme energy processes UCG is much more polluting, dangerous and expensive than previous energy extraction processes. The combination of the toxic…

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20 Impact of Unconventional Gas Technologies

20 Impact of Unconventional Gas Technologies

…nes carrying toxic and explosive gas at high pressures and temperatures will follow the rigs, linking the wells to the processing plant. Damage to Other Industries Fishing, tourism and recreation will suffer at all stages of UCG exploration, production and legacy. An areas reputation and landbase are exposed to long term dangers that exist long after the UCG industry has gone. Boom & Bust Many areas of the country bear the scars of previous…

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Underground Coal Gasification Collapse Shows Fragility Of Fracking

Underground Coal Gasification Collapse Shows Fragility Of Fracking

…nt climate and when Qatar Petroleum pulled out Five-Quarter’s had nowhere left to turn. With Five-Quarter departing it remains to be seen what will happen to their UCG licence blocks and what the UK’s last active UCG company, Cluff Natural Resources will do. With 9 UCG licences, Cluff have been talking up their plans to secure private investment. They have expressed interest in numerous sites over the years but most recently focused…

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