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Main Title Inactive and abandoned underground mines : water pollution prevention and control /
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Scott, R. Lennie.
Hays, Ronald M.
CORP Author Baker (Michael), Jr., Inc., Beaver, Pennsylvania.;Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, D.C. Office of Water Planning and Standards.
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency,
Year Published 1975
Report Number EPA 440/9-75-007; EPA-68-01-2907
Stock Number PB-258 263
OCLC Number 37746378
Subjects Mine water. ; Water--Pollution. ; Mine drainage.
Additional Subjects Mine surveys ; Underground mines ; Water pollution ; Economic analysis ; Water pollution control ; Mining engineering ; Environmental impacts ; Subsidence ; Sealing ; Water quality ; Mining geology ; Coal ; Thorium ; Uranium ; Metalliferous mineral deposits ; Infiltration ; Water reclamation ; Ground water ; Bibliographies ; United States ; Mine acid drainage
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EJBD ARCHIVE EPA 440-9-75-007 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 01/23/2012
EJBD  EPA 440-9-75-007 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 03/04/2014
EKBD  EPA-440/9-75-007 Research Triangle Park Library/RTP, NC 12/28/2001
ERAD  EPA 440/9-75-007 Region 9 Library/San Francisco,CA 01/23/2013
NTIS  PB-258 263 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 01/01/1988
Collation x, 338 p. : ill. ; 27 cm.
Underground mining operations across the United States produce a number of environmental problems. The foremost of these environmental concerns is acid discharges from inactive and abandoned underground mines that deteriorate streams, lakes and impoundments. Waters affected by mine drainage are altered both chemically and physically. This report discusses in Part I the chemistry and geographic extent of mine drainage pollution in the United States from inactive and abandoned underground mines; underground mining methods; and the classification of mine drainage control techniques. Control technology was developed mainly in the coal fields of the Eastern United States and may not be always applicable to other regions and other mineral mining. Available at-source mine drainage pollution prevention and control techniques are described and evaluated in Part II of the report and consist of five major categories: (1)Water Infiltration Control; (2)Mine Sealing; (3)Mining Techniques; (4)Water Handling; and (5)Discharge Quality Control. This existing technology is related to appropriate cost data and practical implementation by means of examples.
"Preparded [sic] for Office of Water and Hazardous Materials, United States Environmental Protection Agency." "June, 1975." "Prepared by Michael Baker, Jr., Inc."--P. i. Bibliography: p. 327-338.