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Main Title An evaluation of tailings ponds sealants /
Author Clark, Don A., ; Moyer., James E.
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Moyer, James E.,
Kerr, Robert S.
CORP Author Robert S. Kerr Environmental Research Lab., Ada, Okla.;National Environmental Research Center, Corvallis, Oreg.
Publisher National Environmental Research Center, Office of Research and Development, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, For sale by the Supt. of Docs., U.S. Govt. Print. Off.
Year Published 1974
Report Number EPA-660/2-74-065; EPA-21AGF-16; W74-12217
Stock Number PB-235 929
OCLC Number 01072195
Subjects Mine drainage ; Tailings (Metallurgy) ; Sealing compounds
Additional Subjects Linings ; Ponds ; Tailings ; Mine waters ; Waste disposal ; Sealers ; Membranes ; Soil compacting ; Permeability ; Clay soils ; Seepage ; Monitors ; Cost estimates ; Fiberglass reinforced plastics ; Chloroprene resins ; Polyvinyl chloride ; Latex ; Mine wastes
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Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EJBD  EPA 660-2-74-065 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 01/07/2015
ELBD ARCHIVE EPA 660-2-74-065 Received from HQ AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 10/04/2023
ELBD  EPA 660-2-74-065 AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 05/17/2022
ESBD  EPA-660-2-74-065 CPHEA/PESD Library/Corvallis,OR 09/19/2017
NTIS  PB-235 929 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation iii, 29 pages : illustrations ; 27 cm
A summary is presented of the rather limited information available in the literature pertaining to the use of sealants for mine and mill tailings ponds. Included is a discussion of currently employed seepage detection methods, as well as the various types of sealants currently in use--compacted earth, clays, chemicals, waste tailings solids, asphalt, and synthetic membranes. Only properly installed synthetic liners will prevent all seepage. Installation costs of the sealants, including labor, are discussed and graphs for estimating costs based on pond size are presented. Regulations governing the amount of seepage allowed are ill-defined or non-existent in the majority of states.
"June 1974." "Project no. 21 AGF-16, program element 1BB040." Includes bibliographical references (pages 26-27).