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Main Title Evaluation of the Disposal of Flue Gas Cleaning Wastes in Coal Mines and at Sea: Refined Assessment.
Author Lunt, R. R. ; Cooper, C. B. ; Reyman, A. S. ; Johnson, S. L. ; Bodek, I. ;
CORP Author Little (Arthur D.), Inc., Cambridge, MA. ;Edgerton Research Lab., Boston, MA. New England Aquarium.;Industrial Environmental Research Lab., Research Triangle Park, NC.
Year Published 1984
Report Number EPA-68-03-2334; EPA-600/7-84-005;
Stock Number PB84-145101
Additional Subjects Solid waste disposal ; Coal mines ; Air pollution ; Flue gases ; Assessments ; Scrubbing ; Industrial wastes ; Fly ash ; Combustion products ; Environmental impacts ; Leaching ; Transport properties ; Economic analysis ; Mathematical models ; Physical properties ; Stability ; Water pollution ; Feasibility ; Cost estimates ; Ocean waste disposal ; Fugitive emissions ; Path of pollutants
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB84-145101 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 06/23/1988
Collation 224p
The report gives a refined assessment of the feasibility of disposing of flue gas cleaning (FGC) wastes in coal mines and at sea. Its focus is on specific impact areas identified in an earlier assessment. These areas were further investigated through laboratory studies as well as an additional review of published information. For FGC waste disposal in coal mines, the issues addressed are: (1) physical stability of FGC waste deposited in surface mines; (2) effects of freezing on waste dewatering/drainage; (3) fugitive emissions from handling and disposal; (4) leaching of total oxidizable sulfur (TOS) from sulfite-rich wastes; (5) release of gases from waste deposits; and (6) corrosion potential for concrete bulkheads used for containment in underground mines. For disposal of FGC wastes at sea, the impact issues studied were: (1) the physical fate in the water column during descent from conventional barge disposal; (2) benthic transport and sedimentation of dumped FGC waste; and (3) depletion of oxygen due to dissolution of TOS from sulfite-rich wastes. These issues represent potential environmental impacts which may require evaluation for specific disposal conditions. In general, existing controls can mitigate such impacts; e.g., modification of waste properties and waste placement methods.