An Analysis of the Issues Affecting the Coal Slurry Pipeline Movement.
NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA
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This thesis contains an examination, analysis, and commentary upon the prospective use of slurry pipelines as a supplemental means of coal transportation in support of the announced United States goal to double coal production by 1985. It examines the rudiments of the slurry industry and traces its growth to the present. A thorough review of the technical, legal, and political aspects of the controversial issues influencing the construction and operations of long distance coal pipelines is presented along with a commentary on the cases for and against slurries. Finally, sets of both general and specific conclusions are offered regarding the potential use of the coal pipelines. Author
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