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Main Title Summary of demonstration methods for extinguishing culm-bank fires /
Author Flegal, R. C. ; Gah, N. J.
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Gahr, N. J.
CORP Author Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, N.C. Office of Air and Water Programs.
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency,
Year Published 1973
Report Number APTD-1518
Stock Number PB-222 836
OCLC Number 40765423
Additional Subjects ( Spoil ; Fire fighting) ; ( Coal mines ; Spoil) ; Sealing ; Grouting ; Hydraulic equipment ; Cost estimates ; Air pollution ; Mine wastes ; Culm bank fires
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Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EJBD ARCHIVE EPA APTD-1518 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 08/28/2012
EKBD  EPA/APTD-1518 Research Triangle Park Library/RTP, NC 02/12/1999
ESAD  APTD-1518 Region 10 Library/Seattle,WA 03/23/2010
NTIS  PB-222 836 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation viii, 46 p. ; 27 cm.
Sealing, grouting, and mechanical-hydraulic methods of extinguishing burning coal-refuse banks were evaluated through 15 demonstration grants in three states of the Appalachian region of the United States. The primary purpose of the demonstration grant program was to evaluate various techniques for extinguishing culm-bank fires. Both effectiveness and unit cost were major considerations in the evaluation. Mechanical-hydraulic methods were the most successful procedures used in terms of effectiveness and economy. These methods, however, require large quantities of water and a large disposal area--requirements that are not always present at burning culm-bank sites. The wide diversity of coal-refuse-bank sizes, shapes, compositions, and locations makes selection of a universally recommended control method impossible. (Modified author abstract)
"July 1973." Includes bibliographical references (p. 11). "APTD-1518." PB-222 836.