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Main Title Environmental protection in surface mining of coal /
Author Grim, Elmore C.,
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Hill, Ronald D.
CORP Author United States. National Environmental Research Center (Cincinnati, Ohio)
Publisher National Environmental Research Center, Office of Research and Development, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency,
Year Published 1974
Report Number EPA 670/2-74-093; ROAP-21AFZ-02; PB-238538; EPA-ROAP-21AFZ-02
Stock Number PB-238 538
OCLC Number 01748579
Subjects Strip mining--Environmental aspects--United States
Additional Subjects Strip mining--Environmental aspects--United States ; Coal mines ; Surface mining ; Reviews ; Geophysical prospecting ; Erosion control ; Land reclamation ; Esthetics ; Mine waters ; Earth fills ; Water quality ; Spoil ; Water pollution ; Cost analysis ; Hydrology ; Semiarid land ; Arid land ; Mine acid drainage
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EJBD ARCHIVE EPA 670-2-74-093 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 12/10/2012
EJBD  EPA 670-2-74-093 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 09/29/2014
ELBD  EPA 670-2-74-093 AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 12/04/2018
ERAD  EPA 670/2-74-093 Region 9 Library/San Francisco,CA 03/18/2013
NTIS  PB-238 538 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation xiv, 277 pages : illustrations ; 27 cm
Premining planning is emphasizeod and particular attention is given to incorporating mined-land reclamation into the mining method before disturbance. Strip and auger mining methods, as well as equipment, are described and evaluated. New mining methods that will maximize aesthetics and minimize erosion, landslides, deterioration of water quality are discussed. Blasting techniques and vibration damage controls are recommended. Methods of land reclamation including spoil segregation, placement, topsoiling, grading, burying of toxic materials, and revegetation are noted. Technology for the control of erosion and sediment in the mining area is presented. Costs are given for different degrees of reclamation and remedial measures for controlling pollution from surface mines. Water quality change is discussed in detail. Research needs are listed.
"Program element no. 1BB040." "October 1974." Report prepared by Mining Pollution Control Branch (Cincinnati, Ohio), Industrial Waste Treatment Research Laboratory, Edison, New Jersey. Includes bibliographical references.