Author: Jimmy Thomson, Canadian Geographic
Publish Date: Oct 10, 2013 Last Update: Sep 19, 2018
Coal from western Canada is also shipped from Thunder Bay to domestic and international destinations.
Coal sent for export is mainly transported by rail. Coal can also be mixed with water and sent via pipeline in a slurry. This is more efficient than train or truck, but uses a lot of water and is not common in Canada for long-distance transport.
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