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Main Title Effectiveness of surface mine sedimentation ponds /
Author Kathuria, D. Vir.,
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Nawrocki, Michael A.,
Becker, Burton C.,
CORP Author Hittman Associates, Inc., Columbia, Md.;Industrial Environmental Research Lab., Cincinnati, Ohio.
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Research and Development, Industrial Environmental Research Laboratory,
Year Published 1976
Report Number EPA 600-2-76-117; 68-03-2139; PB-258917; EPA-68-03-2139
Stock Number PB-258 917
OCLC Number 02737970
Subjects Sediment control--United States ; Coal mines and mining--Waste disposal--United States ; Coal mines and mining--United States--Waste disposal ; Acid mine drainage
Additional Subjects Coal mines ; Surface mining ; Water pollution control ; Lagoons(Ponds) ; Government policies ; Sediments ; Surface water runoff ; Sediments ; Suspended sediments ; Performance evaluation ; Government policies ; West Virginia ; Kentucky ; Pennsylvania
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EJBD ARCHIVE EPA 600-2-76-117 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 06/04/2019
EJED  EPA 600-2-76-117 OCSPP Chemical Library/Washington,DC 06/19/2019
ELBD RPS EPA 600-2-76-117 repository copy AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 05/15/2018
ERAD  EPA 600/2-76-117 Region 9 Library/San Francisco,CA 09/17/2012
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NTIS  PB-258 917 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation viii, 101 pages : illustrations, figures, maps, tables ; 28 cm
An in-field evaluation of the effectiveness of sediment ponds in reducing suspended solids in the runoff from surface mining activities was performed. Nine selected sedimentation ponds in the three eastern coal-mining States of Pennsylvania, West Virginia, and Kentucky were sampled under two different operating conditions--a baseline and a rainfall event. Their theoretical and actual efficiency of removal of suspended solids were computed and compared. In general, poor construction and inadequate maintenance of these ponds were found to be the major problem areas. The ponds had generally higher removal efficiencies during the baseline sampling period and much lower efficiencies during the storm event. The theoretically predicted efficiency of the ponds was essentially the same as the actual efficiency under baseline conditions. During the rainfall event, there was generally little or no correlation between the theoretical and actual efficiencies. The predicted efficiencies were found to be much higher than the actual efficiencies during the rainfall event in most cases.
"August 1976." Includes bibliographical references (page 64).