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Main Title Groundwater quality monitoring of Western coal strip mining : identification and priority ranking of potential pollution sources /
Author Everett, Lorne G.,
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Everett, Lorne G.
CORP Author General Electric Co., Santa Barbara, CA. Center for Advanced Studies.;Environmental Monitoring and Support Lab., Las Vegas, NV.
Publisher Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Research and Development, Environmental Monitoring and Support Laboratory, For sale by the National Technical Information Service.
Year Published 1979
Report Number EPA-600/7-79-024; GE77TMP-50; EPA-68-03-2449
Stock Number PB-293 457
OCLC Number 04829089
Subjects Strip mining--Environmental aspects--Wyoming ; Groundwater--Pollution--Wyoming ; Groundwater--Pollution--United States ; Coal mines and mining--Environmental aspects--United States ; Water, Underground--Pollution--United States ; Coal mining--Environmental aspects--United States
Additional Subjects Ground water ; Coal mines ; Water pollution ; Monitoring ; Strip mining ; Mine waters ; Waste disposal ; Ranking ; Sources ; Refuse ; Spoil ; Oil wells ; Explosives ; Hydrogeology ; Aquifers ; Water wells ; Concentration(Composition) ; Inorganic sulfates ; Trace elements ; Inorganic nitrates ; Metals ; Inventories ; Tables(Data) ; Wyoming ; Campbell County(Wyoming)
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EJBD  EPA 600-7-79-024 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 03/22/2016
ELBD ARCHIVE EPA 600-7-79-024 Received from HQ AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 10/04/2023
EMBD  EPA/600/7-79/024 NRMRL/GWERD Library/Ada,OK 09/29/1995
ESAD  EPA 600-7-79-024 Region 10 Library/Seattle,WA 03/23/2010
NTIS  PB-293 457 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation xxii, 239 pages : illustrations, maps ; 28 cm.
This report is the first in a series of several to come out of a 5-year study to assess the impact on groundwater quality of coal strip mining in the Western United States. Presented is a preliminary priority ranking of potential sources of groundwater pollution in an area within Campbell County, Wyoming, overlying one of the major coal fields in the Powder River Basin. The priority ranking was developed by making a thorough review of the existing data available from monitoring activities of mining companies and various county, State, and Federal agencies. Potential pollution sources and methods of waste disposal at seven operating mines and also in the vicinity of the City of Gillette were inventoried. The data were carefully reviewed to identify the potential pollutants associated with each source. Groundwater usage was inventoried. An appraisal of the hydrogeologic framework and existing groundwater quality was developed. By superimposing the identified potential groundwater pollution sources on the hydrogeologic framework and making estimates of pollutant mobilities from these sources, the preliminary priority ranking was developed.
Contract no. 68-03-2449. Jan. 1979. Includes bibliographical references (pages 230-236).