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Main Title Effects of the disposal of coal waste and ashes in open pits /
Author Libicki, Jacek,
CORP Author Central Research and Design Inst. for Open-Pit Mining, Wroclaw (Poland).;Industrial Environmental Research Lab., Cincinnati, Ohio.
Publisher Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Research and Development, Industrial Environmental Research Laboratory, For sale by the National Technical Information Service.
Year Published 1978
Report Number EPA-600/7-78-067; EPA-02-532-10
Stock Number 22161
OCLC Number 04144304
ISBN pbk.
Subjects Coal mine waste ; Waste disposal in the ground--United States
Additional Subjects Solid waste disposal ; Water pollution ; Fly ash ; Open pit mining ; Land reclamation ; Ground water ; Electric power plants ; Leaching ; Physical properties ; Water analysis ; Contaminants ; Monitoring ; Hydrogeology ; Chemical composition ; Poland ; Coal mining ; Mine wastes ; Coal mine spoil ; Water pollution sampling ; Land disposal ; Path of pollutants
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EJBD ARCHIVE EPA 600-7-78-067 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 12/13/2012
EJBD  EPA 600-7-78-067 c.1 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 01/08/2014
EKBD  EPA-600/7-78-067 Research Triangle Park Library/RTP, NC 12/05/2003
ESAD  EPA 600-7-78-067 Region 10 Library/Seattle,WA 03/23/2010
NTIS  PB-284 013 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation xv, 282 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm.
The objective of this study was to determine the extent of groundwater quality deterioration when coal mine solid waste (refuse) and power plant ashes were disposed of into open pits. In addition, disposal methods were developed and procedures for planning and designing disposal sites were formulated. Pilot studies were conducted at two experimental disposal sites, at which the groundwater was monitored. As backup to these tests, laboratory studies of the physical-chemical properties of the waste, and its leachate were conducted. Based upon the results of these studies, a full scale demonstration was conducted. From this work, the physical-chemical character of the waste material and its susceptibility to leaching of particular ions in a water environment were determined, as was the influence of precipitation on the migration of pollutants (TDS, Cl, SO4, Na, K, Ca, Mg, NH4, PO4, CN, phenols, Cd, Sr, Cu, Mo, and B) to the aquifer. The level of pollution of groundwater in the vicinity of disposal sites and its dependence on local hydrogeological conditions, and particularly on hydraulic gradients was ascertained. Recommendations for improved waste storage technology in order to limit the effect on groundwater to a minimum and guidelines for designing a monitoring system are presented. (Portions of this document are not fully legible)
Project no. 02-532-10. Issued Apr. 1978. Includes bibliographical references (pages 259-280).