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Main Title Environmental effects of western coal surface mining. Part III,
Author Skogerboe, R. K. ; Lavallee, C. S. ; Miller, M. M. ; Dick, D. L.
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Author Title of a Work
Skogerboe, R. K.
CORP Author Colorado State Univ., Fort Collins. Dept. of Chemistry.;Environmental Research Lab., Duluth, MN.
Publisher Environmental Research Laboratory, Office of Research and Development, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency ; Available through the National Technical Information Service,
Year Published 1979
Report Number EPA 600-3-79-008; EPA-R-803950
Stock Number PB-292 701
OCLC Number 05116687
Subjects Strip mining--Environmental aspects--Colorado--Trout Creek ; Coal mines and mining--Environmental aspects--Colorado--Trout Creek ; Mine drainage--Environmental aspects--Colorado--Trout Creek ; Water--Pollution--Colorado--Trout Creek ; Water quality--Colorado--Trout Creek--Analysis ; Water quality--Analysis ; Mine drainage--Colorado
Additional Subjects Coal mining ; Metals ; Water pollution ; Trout Creek ; Monitoring ; Mine waters ; Spoil ; Trace elements ; Salinity ; Concentration(Composition) ; Calcium carbonates ; Manganese ; Selenium ; Arsenic ; Iron ; Zinc ; Graphs(Charts) ; Water quality ; Colorado ; Strip mining ; Dissolved solids ; Heavy metals
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EHAM  QH545.S84E6 pt. 3 Region 1 Library/Boston,MA 04/29/2016
EJBD  EPA 600-3-79-008 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 01/09/2020
ELBD ARCHIVE EPA 600-3-79-008 Received from HQ AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 10/04/2023
ELBD  EPA 600-3-79-008 AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 04/10/1998
ELDD  EPA-600/3-79-008 CCTE/GLTED Library/Duluth,MN 08/09/2002
ERAD  EPA 600/3-79-008 Region 9 Library/San Francisco,CA 10/22/2012
ESAD  EPA 600-3-79-008 Region 10 Library/Seattle,WA 03/23/2010
NTIS  PB-292 701 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation x, 58 pages : illustrations, maps ; 28 cm
Water quality parameters have been measured at several on-stream and off-stream sites along Trout Creek, which is recipient of water from coal strip-mining operations. Levels of the gross parameters (e.g., specific conductivity), the common ions (e.g., calcium and sulfate), and some trace components (e.g., selenium) are highest in mine spoil drainages. The impact of the mine spoil drainage on the stream is reflected in the larger quantities of dissolved solids and common ions found at on-stream sites adjacent to and below the mine. For trace elements, the mine operation has no detectable impact on Trout Creek in terms of increasing concentrations of Al, As, Cd, Cr, Cu, Fe, Pb, or Zn. Increases in stream concentrations of Mn and Se due to mine inflow can be inferred from the data. Higher concentrations of As, Fe, Mn, Se, and Zn are found in waters draining mine spoils. In the mine spoils, variations in the concentrations of these elements occur with spoil age; more Mn and Zn occur in older spoils, while higher levels of As, Fe, and Se are found in newer spoils. Chemical equilibrium calculations indicate that alkaline precipitation processes can maintain the low concentrations of Al, Cd, Cu, Fe, Pb, and Zn. The general alkaline characteristics of western streams and aquifers suggests that such precipitation equilibria will limit the soluble heavy metal concentrations.
"EPA 600-3-79-008." "January 1979." Cover title. Includes bibliographical references (pages 56-57).