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Main Title Control of Mine Drainage from Coal Mine Mineral Wastes. Phase II. Pollution Abatement and Monitoring.
Author Kosowsk, Z. V. ;
CORP Author Consolidated Coal Co., Pinckneyville, Ill. Midwestern Div.
Year Published 1973
Report Number EPA-14010-DDH; 12516,; R2-73-230
Stock Number PB-222 252
Additional Subjects ( Spoil ; Land reclamation) ; ( Coal mines ; Water pollution) ; Mine waters ; Limestone ; Soil conservation ; Erosion control ; Ground cover ; Vegetation ; Lagoons(Ponds) ; Air pollution ; Soil stabilization ; Earth fills ; Cost estimates ; Mine acid drainage ; Mine wastes ; Water pollution control
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB-222 252 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 85p
Acid runoff from refuse piles can be controlled by covering the mineral wastes with soil, establishing a vegetative cover, and providing adequate drainage to minimize erosion. The average acid formation rate for the entire restored refuse pile was estimated at 16 lb acid as CaCO3/acre/day, or a reduction of 91+% when compared to the original unrestored pile. Slurry lagoons containing the fine coal rejects can be stabilized and the air pollution problem controlled by either a vegetative cover established directly on the mineral wastes without soil or by the application of a chemical stabilizer. Cost data from this project indicate that it would cost approximately $6,100, $8,000, and $9,800 per acre to cover with grass a refuse pile with one, two, and three feet of soil respectively.