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Main Title Influence of coal surface mining on the aquatic environment of the Cumberland Plateau
Author Gottfried, Peter K. ; Bales, J. ; Precious, T. W.
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Author Title of a Work
Bales, Jerald.
Precious, Thomas W.
CORP Author Tennessee Valley Authority, Muscle Shoals, AL. Office of Natural Resources.;Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC. Office of Environmental Processes and Effects Research.
Publisher Office of Energy, Minerals, and Industry; U.S. Environmental Protection Agency,
Year Published 1984
Report Number EPA 600/7-84-043
Stock Number PB86-140555
OCLC Number 16779016
Subjects Strip mining--Environmental aspects--Tennessee--Cumberland Plateau ; Coal mines and mining--Tennessee--Cumberland Plateau ; Aquatic biology--Tennessee--Cumberland Plateau
Additional Subjects Coal mining ; Aquatic biology ; Ecology ; Water pollution ; Environmental impacts ; Mathematical models ; Alkalinity ; Neutralizing ; Benthos ; Metals ; Concentration(Composition) ; Diptera ; Beetles ; Tables(Data) ; Tennessee ; Mine acid drainage ; Species diversity
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EJAD  EPA 600/7-84-043 Region 3 Library/Philadelphia, PA 10/01/1993 DISPERSAL
NTIS  PB86-140555 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 01/01/1988
Collation xiii, 172 p. : ill., maps ; 28 cm.
Ten small watersheds in east Tennessee were studied during a four year period from 1975-1979 in order to provide background data for the development and demonstration of regional mathematical models for predicting the impacts of coal surface mining on the aquatic environment. Analysis of the geological data from watershed core samples revealed that there was sufficient alkalinity and neutralization potential within the plateau rock strata to neutralize acidity produced from surface mining. Streams in six contour-mined areas were sampled for benthos using Surber, drift, artificial substrate, and kick nets. Functional, taxonomic, species composition, and number differences were attributed to mining activities.
At head of title on cover: Tennessee Valley Authority, Office of Natural Resources; "EPA-600/7-84-043." "Interagency agreement no. EPA-IAG-82-D-X0511, project no. E-AP 82 BDW, program element no. INE-CC2N1A." Cover title subtitle: Interagency energy/environment R & D Program report. Bibliography: p. 144-147.