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  • The Blast in Centralia No. 5

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    Disaster No One Stopped In 1907, two miles south of Centralia, Illinois was the Centralia Mine No. 5. The Mine was there to provide coal during World War II. This particular mine employed 250 men and produced 2,000 tons of coal each day. During the next several years there were several complaints made regarding the safety of the mine. On March 25, 1947, the mine exploded, killing 111 miners. (Stillman, 2010) Driscoll

  • The Upper Big Branch Mine Disaster Essay

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    Mine (UBBM) is located in Montcoal, West Virginia, which is about 30 miles south of Charleston. It was operated by Performance Coal Company (PCC), a former subsidiary of Massey Energy Company (Massey). The disaster, which occurred at 3:27pm local time on April 5, 2010, killed 29 miners and injured 2 due to a series of massive coal dust explosions. It was the largest coal mine disaster in the United States since 1984. Conditions before the accident focusing on the entity in failure of a: company,

  • The Mining Industry Of The United States Essay

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    overseas to England (Bolles, 1879). Often in this century it is easy to forget where the energy one is utilizing came from or where the metal which makes items people use every single day come from. Unfortunately, with obtaining necessary metals and coal comes the risk of accidents and the different ethics involved in the industry in order to keep not only workers safe but keep the environment safe as well. The mining industry in the United States was one of the first major industries. In the 1600s-iron

  • Personal Narrative Essay On The 1930's

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    It was the 1930s and the day was clear, no signs of dust for miles. Only the mounds of dust on the ground leftover from the last storm. The roads were empty so Jaxon said today would be a great day to go, but I didn’t want to. Besides, I already knew what was going to happen I just want to avoid it. It was too perfect, something was up. “Jessica Gyselle, get in the truck now,” and he made me get in the truck. As we drove, I noticed the dead trees and plants all around. It made me so sad, but then

  • Case Study Essay

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    Case Study Analysis of The Blast in Centralia No. 5: A Mine Disaster No One Stopped By: John Bartlow Martin Author and Publisher “The Blast in Centralia No. 5: A Mine Disaster No One Stopped” by John Bartlow Martin. Reprinted by permission of Harold Ober Associates Incorporated. Copyright 1948 by John Bartlow Martin. Copyright renewed 1975 by John Bartlow Martin. Overview The title of this case study alone insinuates that

  • Essay on Centralia Number 5: Disaster Approaches

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    met with failure, as a public administrator, Scanlan had a duty to protect and ensure the enforcement of state laws. When his reports went unanswered, he allowed political bias to prevent him from doing the right thing. "The saddest part [ about coal mining safety] is that in many instances the bias takes the form of concealing or glossing over unsafe conditions or practices" (Harrington, 1926, p. 97). As a public administrator, Scanlan had the duty and obligation to make sure his reports went

  • The Dangers of a Profession in Mining

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    your ears, finally a ting, the door opens. Out walks your co-workers, who shuffle out, each sweaty and covered in a black dust after a long days work. You step into the elevator, one thats about to take you 2,000 feet below the surface of the Earth. Coal is the primary source of fuel for generating electricity in North America. While extreme abundant and lost costing, coal does have its drawbacks, most notably it’s very harsh effects on the carbon cycle and environment. Mining itself is one of

  • Advantages Of Solar Energy

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    Jennifer Brock Grade 11J Geography Research Project Topic: “Sustainable Energy for All” Energy Type: Solar Focus Question: “How Solar Energy impacts the coal industry” Index: Pg 1: Cover Page Pg 2: Index Pg 3: Introduction, Advantages and Disadvantages of Solar power Pg 4: Advantages and Disadvantages of Coal power Pg 5: Conclusion Pg 6: References Pg 7: References Introduction: what is solar power? Solar power is energy from the sun that is collected

  • Five Historical Events Influenced by the Depletion of Resources

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    in place, as the topsoil turned to dust it blew away. Literally tons of soil were blown off barren fields and carried in storm clouds for hundreds of miles, creating one of the most disastrous ecological events in U.S. history.The primary impact area of the Dust Bowl was the Southern Plains. The Northern Plains were not as affected, although the drought, dust, and agricultural decline were felt there as well.In 1932, the national weather bureau reported 14 dust storms. In 1933 they were up to 38

  • John Bartlow Martin in his case study exams the Centralia No.5 coal mine disaster on March 25,1947.

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    John Bartlow Martin in his case study exams the Centralia No.5 coal mine disaster on March 25,1947. This explosion occurred near the town of Centralia, Illinois, killing 111 mine workers. The detonation of the mine was caused of heavy deposits coal -dust along the roadway and entrances which over time exploded. Tunnel fires killed most miners, other were trapped and died with accumulating of poison gas. The explosion of Centralia No.5 can be blamed cause of lack of mine safely which this tragedy