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About This GigapanToggle
- Taken by
- Nikolas Schiller
- Explore score
- 0.05 Gigapixels
- Date added
- Mar 22, 2009
- Date taken
- Mar 21, 2009
Coke is used as a fuel and as a reducing agent in smelting iron ore in a blast furnace. Cokes are the solid carbonaceous material derived from destructive distillation of low-ash, low-sulfur bituminous coal. Cokes from coal are grey, hard, and porous and the process of their creation gives off a lot smoke. It was also this smoke that brought me to this imagery.
The other night I was looking for new cities to map and came across the imagery of Erie, Pennsylvania. As I was looking around I found this blemish of industry near the center of the town. This map focuses on the smoke being generated by the geographic subject, the Erie Coke Corporation. What I find most interesting is how dark the the land on which the Erie Coke Corporation is situated on. Surrounded by the blue hues of Lake Erie, the ground that factory sits on is completely black from all the coal that has been processed throughout the years. It makes me wonder how much pollution generated from this plant goes into the Lake and in the air around the town?
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