Studying shale degradation

PENN State's College of Earth and Mineral Sciences in the US is starting a comprehensive five-year laboratory and field study aimed at understanding the degradation of shale rock roofs found above coal seams in mines.

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Roofs can beinitially very strong, however, over time they became compromised by the elements.

Although rare, these failures account for about half of all injuries sustained in coal mines and will be studied by assistant professor of energy and mineral engineering Shimin Liu and Early Career

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