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A natural occurrence

Editor:

Regarding the transit of coal trains along the White Rock waterfront, I’m not sure how the contents of a coal wagon would cause damage to the marine environment.

In coastal mining areas, especially after a storm, lumps of sea coal from underwater coal seams are washed up and can be collected along the beaches. The only damage caused is to the fire grate as sea coal burns with such a fierce heat it distorts the support bars.

G. Reid, Surrey

 

 

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