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26575
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Peat, a highly organic matter in swampy coastal areas, is being studied as an energy source; however, the runoff from peat mining operations can change the salinity for sensitive shellfish habitats if not safeguarded against.
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Friend O’ Wildlife (NoCar Oversize SK 431 F74x), Vol. 28 Issue 2, Feb 1981, p5, 9, il
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9678
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Eastern North Carolina contains vast deposits of peat, with reserves estimated at three billion tons. However, mining this resource is controversial. Proponents argue that mining would partially answer the state's future energy needs, while others argue that the clearing and draining operations would destroy valuable wildlife habitats and endanger coastal water resources and fisheries.
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31502
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In this article, geologists at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill discuss their research on the state’s peat resources and other alternative fuels. They have been conducting a study to inventory the total peat reserves and find out exactly how much peat North Carolina has. The geologists are also researching more productive ways of extracting synthetic gas and oil from Eastern shale rock, and exploring the use of underground methane gas and sandstone brine.
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Carolina Country (NoCar HD 9688 N8 C38x), Vol. 13 Issue 1, Jan 1981, p10-11, il