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Main Title Atlas of Western Surface-Mined Lands: Coal, Uranium, and Phosphate.
Author Evans, A. Kent ; Uhleman, E. W. ; Eby, P. A. ;
CORP Author NALCO Environmental Sciences, Northbrook, IL.;Fish and Wildlife Service, Fort Collins, CO. Western Energy and Land Use Team.;Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC. Office of Energy, Minerals and Industry.
Year Published 1978
Report Number DI-14-16-0009-77-004; FWS/WELUT-020.1-77; FWS/OBS-78/20;
Stock Number PB-287 846
Additional Subjects Coal mines ; Uranium ore deposits ; Phosphate deposits ; Surface mining ; Mines(Excavations) ; Site surveys ; Environmental impacts ; Land reclamation ; Vegetation ; Government policies ; Legislation ; Geologic maps ; Water quality ; Topography ; Land use ; Arizona ; New Mexico ; Colorado ; Montana ; North Dakota ; South Dakota ; Wyoming ; Idaho ; Utah ; Inventories ; Reviews ; Western Region(United States) ; Coal mine spoil
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB-287 846 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 396p
The atlas contains available information on all coal, uranium, and phosphate surface mines in excess of 10 acres that were in operation prior to 1976 in the western 11 contiguous states plus North Dakota and South Dakota. It is assembled in a format that allows a systematic and comprehensive review of surface-mined lands so that appropriate areas can be selected for intensive biological assessment of natural and man-induced revegetation and refaunation. For each identified mine, the following information has been obtained wherever possible: geographic location and locating instructions, operator and surface and subsurface ownership, summary of the mining plan and methods, summary of the reclamation plan and methods, dates of operation, area affected by mining activities, reclamation history, where applicable, and current land use and vegetation conditions.