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coal gas

(kōl gas)
A synthetic gas produced from coal and used for heating and in the production of methanol and ammonia; contains carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide, and hydrogen; can cause death through asphyxiation as well as fire and explosion.
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coal gas

A flammable, explosive, toxic gas produced from the distillation of coal. It is used for heating and lighting. Its principal constituents are methane, carbon monoxide, and hydrogen.
See also: gas
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It had been home to a manufactured gas plant from 1870 to 1969.
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After abandoning low quality manufactured gas, PGN started to deliver cleaner gas to Cirebon in 1974, followed by other areas, such as Jakarta in 1979, Bogor in 1980, Medan in 1985, Surabaya in 1994 and Palembang in 1996.
A manufactured gas plant site in Columbus, Georgia, was the location of an environmental cleanup in 1992.
According to the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, the coal-tar currently festering beneath 50 Kent was left behind by the Williamsburg Works Manufactured Gas Plant, which operated on the site from 1850 until 1930, and an NYC Department of Sanitation Garage, which operated there until 2000.

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