Re: Sulphur from coal. Re: [asa] Level of certainty in science

From: David Campbell <>
Date: Wed Feb 07 2007 - 16:33:08 EST

> My guess is that it was the sulphur in the water and not coal dust.
> Much coal has high sulphur and that is one of the big toxins in coal
> waste. It could also be coal dust but somehow it just doesn't sound
> like the particulates were the problem.

Large influxes of particulates are not good for filter feeders, just
as breathing coal dust isn't a good idea. However, the assorted other
chemicals that may be present, along with potentially hazardous pH,
don't help.

Dr. David Campbell
425 Scientific Collections
University of Alabama
"I think of my happy condition, surrounded by acres of clams"
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