Record Display for the EPA National Library Catalog


Main Title Site selection and design for minimizing pollution from underground coal mining operations /
Author Shotts, Reynold Quinn, ; Sterett, Eric ; Simpson., Thomas A.
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Sterett, Eric,
Simpson, Thomas Alexander,
CORP Author Alabama Univ., University. Coll. of Engineering.;Industrial Environmental Research Lab., Cincinnati, Ohio.
Publisher Industrial Environmental Research Laboratory, Office of Research and Development, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Available through National Technical Information Service.
Year Published 1978
Report Number EPA-600/7-78-006; EPA-68-03-2015
Stock Number PB-280 180
OCLC Number 03899549
Subjects Coal mines and mining--Environmental aspects ; Coal mines and mining--Design and construction ; Coal mines and mining--Alabama
Additional Subjects Underground mining ; Coal mining ; Water pollution abatement ; Site surveys ; Planning ; Layout ; Ground water ; Surface waters ; Seepage ; Metals ; Seals(Stoppers) ; Oxidation ; Sulfide minerals ; Dust control ; Water quality ; Alabama ; Down dip coal mining ; Mine acid drainage ; Heavy metals
Internet Access
Description Access URL
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EJBD  EPA 600-7-78-006 c.1 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 12/20/2012
EKBD  EPA-600/7-78-006 Research Triangle Park Library/RTP, NC 11/21/2003
ELBD ARCHIVE EPA 600-7-78-006 Received from HQ AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 10/04/2023
ESAD  EPA 600-7-78-006 Region 10 Library/Seattle,WA 03/23/2010
NTIS  PB-280 180 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation x, 98 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
The objectives of this study were to determine how best to select a layout and mining system and also to develop and operate an underground coal mine while at the same time minimizing pollution of the environment. The pre-mining environment was assessed by sampling Cedar Creek 3 and other streams. Analyses of samples of groundwater into the mine, of the water pumped from the mine sump, and of water from Cedar Creek below the mine, made possible the assessment of the area with regard to water quality. Principal factors associated with mining which affected downstream water quality were sulfide oxidation and acid formation in the mine, the quality of the groundwater seeping into the mine, the limestone used for rock dusting, and the quality of the resettled but not treated mine and washing plant water carried to the continuous miners for dust suppression. Deep mines in Alabama's synclinal coalfields, if entered some distance from the outcrop, or mined down-dip if started on the outcrop, should produce little surface pollution.
"EPA-600/7-78-006." "Contract no 68-03-2015." Includes bibliographical references. Includes bibliographical references (pages 93-95).