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Main Title Overburden mineralogy as related to ground-water chemical changes in coal strip mining /
Author Hounslow, Arthur., ; Fitzpatrick, Joan ; Cerrillo, Lawrence ; Freeland, Michael
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Fitzpatrick, Joan J.,
Cerrillo, Lawrence,
Freeland, Michael,
Newport, Bob. D.,
Hounslow, Arthur.
CORP Author Robert S. Kerr Environmental Research Laboratory.
Publisher Robert S. Kerr Environmental Research Laboratory, Office of Research and Development, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency,
Year Published 1978
Report Number EPA 600/7-78-156; EPA-R-804162; PB286996
Stock Number PB-286 996
OCLC Number 04647642
ISBN pbk.
Subjects Strip mining--Environmental aspects--United States ; Groundwater--United States ; Geology--United States ; Water, Underground--United States
Additional Subjects Coal mining ; Strip mining ; Overburden ; Water quality ; Ground water ; Mineralogy ; Clay minerals ; Carbonate minerals ; Sulfide minerals ; Sulfates ; Sampling ; Hydrogeology ; Water analysis ; Chemical analysis ; Drill core analysis ; Site surveys ; X-ray diffraction ; Water pollution abatement ; Stratigraphy ; Data processing ; Predictions ; Tables(Data) ; Graphs(Charts) ; Factor analysis ; Western Region(United States)
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Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EJBD  EPA 600-7-78-156 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 09/23/2014
ELBD ARCHIVE EPA 600-7-78-156 Received from HQ AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 10/04/2023
EMBD  EPA/600/7-78/156 NRMRL/GWERD Library/Ada,OK 09/29/1995
ERAD  EPA 600/7-78-156 Region 9 Library/San Francisco,CA 02/11/2013
ESAD  EPA 600-7-78-156 Region 10 Library/Seattle,WA 03/23/2010
NTIS  PB-286 996 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation xix, 299 pages : illustrations, maps, charts, plans ; 28 cm
A research program was initiated to define and develop an inclusive, effective, and economical method for predicting potential ground-water quality changes resulting from the strip mining of coal in the Western United States. To utilize the predictive method, it is necessary to sample the overburden, determine its mineralogical content, and, where applicable, to determine the quality of the ground water that may saturate the spoils. Techniques were developed for interpreting the data required to predict future ground-water quality changes. With additional research, the predictive method may also be found applicable to other types of mining operations. Relationships among and between rock and water variables were established using factor analysis. This analysis, coupled with thermodynamic calculations, provided rational explanations of the facts observed in the study of existing mines.
"August 1978." "Grant No. R-804162." "Project Officer Bob D. Newport Ground Water Research Branch Robert S. Kerr Environmental Research Laboratory." Includes bibliographical references (pages 181-184).