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Main Title A citizen's handbook to address contaminated coal mine drainage.
CORP Author Environmental Protection Agency, Philadelphia, PA. Region III.
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Region 3,
Year Published 1997
Report Number EPA-903-K-97-003
Stock Number PB2010-106912
OCLC Number 38723840
Subjects Acid mine drainage.
Additional Subjects Acid mine drainable ; Coal mine drainage ; Water pollution control ; Handbooks ; Financing ; Implmentation ; Abandoned coal mines ; Mine waters ; History ; Chemistry ; Appalachia ; Contaminated waters ; Water quality ; Streams ; Glossaries ; Water shed assessments ; Cleanup plans ; Federal Surface Mining Contnrol and Reclamation Act of 1977
Internet Access
Description Access URL
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EJAD  EPA 903/K-97-003 2 cys Region 3 Library/Philadelphia, PA 08/09/2010
ELBD ARCHIVE EPA 903-K-97-003 AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 04/14/2022
NTIS  PB2010-106912 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 1 volume (various pagings) : illustrations ; 28 cm
Accessing Abandoned Mine Drainage sites for possible construction of treatment systems involves analyzing four basic criteria: water chemistry, flow rate, available land, and financial/in-kind resources. Treatment methods to address AMD focus on neutralizing, isolating, stabilizing and/or removing problem pollutants through various chemical, physical, and biological processes. There are two basic types of treatment systems. Active treatment involves that addition of alkaline chemicals such as lime, soda ash, or ammonia, with the contaminated drainage to decrease its acidity and speed up the removal of metals. Passive systems clean contaminants from mine drainage by exposing it to air, limestone, cattails, and other vegetation that form carefully designed components of ponds, neutralizing ditches, buried channels, and wetlands.
Cover title. Prepared by Tetra Tech, Inc. under EPA contract #EPA-903-K-97-003. Includes bibliographical references. "EPA-903-K-97-003." "September 1997."