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Main Title Impacts of coal-fired power plants on local ground-water systems : Wisconsin power plant impact study /
Author Andrews, Charles B.,
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Author Title of a Work
Anderson, Mary P.
CORP Author Wisconsin Univ.-Madison. Inst. for Environmental Studies.;Environmental Research Lab.-Duluth, MN.
Publisher Environmental Research Laboratory--Duluth, Office of Research and Development, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency,
Year Published 1980
Report Number EPA-600/3-80-079; EPA-R-803971
Stock Number PB80-225998
OCLC Number 06947305
Subjects Groundwater flow--Wisconsin ; Steam power plants--Wisconsin
Additional Subjects Ground water ; Environmental impacts ; Cooling water ; Thermal pollution ; Electric power plants ; Coal ; Flood plains ; Substrates ; Chemical properties ; Temperature ; Water flow ; Flow rate ; Artesian water ; Mathematical models ; Wetlands
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Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EHAM  TD195.E4A54 1980 Region 1 Library/Boston,MA 04/29/2016
EJBD  EPA 600-3-80-079 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 04/05/2016
ELBD ARCHIVE EPA 600-3-80-079 Received from HQ AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 10/04/2023
ELBD  EPA 600-3-80-079 AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 04/10/1998
ELDD  EPA-600/3-80-079 CCTE/GLTED Library/Duluth,MN 11/23/2011
ESAD  EPA 600-3-80-079 Region 10 Library/Seattle,WA 03/23/2010
NTIS  PB80-225998 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation xii, 203 pages : illustrations, figures, maps, tables ; 28 cm.
Quantitative techniques for simulating the impacts of a coal-fired power plant on the ground-water system of a river flood-plain wetland were developed and tested. Effects related to the construction and operation of the cooling lake and ashpit had the greatest impact. Ground-water flow system models were used to simulate ground-water flows before and after the cooling lake and ashpit were filled. The simulations and field data indicate that the cooling lake and ashpit altered local flow systems and increased ground-water discharge. Chemical changes in the ground-water system were minor. Contaminated ground water was confined to a small area near the ashpit. Thermal changes in the ground water are a major impact of the cooling lake. Changes in water temperature and levels have altered the vegetation of the wetland, a major ground-water discharge area. Ground-water temperatures near the cooling lake were monitored. A model was used to simulate the response of subsurface temperatures to seasonal changes in a lake and air temperatures.
"Institute for Environmental Studies, University of Wisconsin-Madison." "August 1980." EPA Grant No. Contract Number: R803971 Includes bibliographical references (pages 51-56).