What are the risks of rail transportation in freezing conditions, and how can Midwest help prepare for them?
Coal has fueled the rail industry in the USA for many decades. Many mining and power generation companies have even invested in their own infrastructure due to the importance of an uninterrupted supply-line of coal.
While coal trains are ultimately better for the environment than transit alternatives, the introduction of additional coal dust into the landscape raises concerns. Recent studies have inspired the development of environmentally-friendly products to treat the coal and equipment and reduce the negative impact of dust, helping the booming mining industry comply with emerging, stricter regulations