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Main Title Feasibility of silver-lead mine waste manipulation for mine drainage control /
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Martin, John F.
CORP Author Montana Dept. of Natural Resources and Conservation, Helena. Engineering Bureau.;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 1977
Report Number EPA 600/2-77-225; EPA-S-802122
Stock Number PB-276 599
OCLC Number 07785786
Subjects Mineral industries--Waste disposal--Montana ; Acid mine drainage--Montana
Additional Subjects Mine waters ; Water pollution control ; Galena Creek ; Silver ; Lead(Metal) ; Feasibility ; Environmental impacts ; Stream gages ; Neutralizing ; Stream flow ; Monitoring ; Limestone ; Diverting ; Sealers ; Bentonite ; Vegetation ; Industrial waste treatment ; Montana ; Mine acid drainage ; Lead mines ; Silver mines
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EJBD  EPA 600-2-77-225 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 11/03/2015
ELBD ARCHIVE EPA 600-2-77-225 Received from HQ AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 10/04/2023
ERAD  EPA 600/2-77-225 Region 9 Library/San Francisco,CA 09/24/2012
ESAD  EPA 600-2-77-225 Region 10 Library/Seattle,WA 03/23/2010
NTIS  PB-276 599 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation viii, 97 p. : ill., maps ; 28 cm.
The purpose of the Feasibility Study Dry Fork of Belt Creek, Montana is to examine solutions and methods of abatement of acid mine drainage problems and recommend a solution. The Galena Creek area in the Dry Fork of Belt Creek drainage contains several old mine tailings piles from which acidic waters emerge. The acidic water has destroyed the aquatic life in Galena Creek and the Dry Fork of Belt Creek as well as ruined the overall aesthetic value of both creeks. Mine dump surface regrading and sealing are recommended as the method of reducing the acidic wastes entering Galena Creek. The top of Block P Mine dump should be sloped so as to allow proper drainage. The top should also be sealed with a bentonite seal, and top soil added to allow revegetation. The bypass pipeline around the Block P dump should be extended to prevent water in Galena Creek from creating seeps in the toe of the dump.
Study conducted under Grant no. S802122 under sponsorship of U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and covers a period from March 15, 1973 to March 14, 1975. "November 1977." Includes bibliographical references (p. 43-44). EP 1.23/2:600/2-77-225.