Anglo tackling coal dust with biodegradable foam

ANGLO American’s Grasstree mine in Queensland is mitigating workers’ exposure to coal mine dust by developing a bio-degradable foam that will be applied as coal moves through mining machinery and binds to the coal particles, during the development phase of underground mining.

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Underground at Anglo American's Grasstree mine in Queensland.

Anglo American executive head of underground operations Glen Britton said this was the first time a foam solution had been used in development mining.