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Main Title Effects of underground coal mining on ground water in the eastern United States /
Author Sgambat, Jeffrey P.,
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
LaBella, Elaine A.
Roebuck, Sheila.
CORP Author Industrial Environmental Research Laboratory (Cincinnati, Ohio); United States. Industrial Environmental Research Laboratory (Cincinnati, Ohio). Energy Pollution Control Division.; Geraghty & Miller.
Publisher Industrial Environmental Research Laboratory, Energy Pollution Control Division, Office of Research and Development, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency,
Year Published 1980
Report Number EPA-600/7-80-120; EPA-68-03-2467
Stock Number PB80-216757
OCLC Number 06898173
ISBN 9781288615841; 1288615841
Subjects Coal mines and mining--Environmental aspects--Appalachian Region. ; Groundwater--Pollution--Appalachian Region. ; Groundwater--Pollution--Middle West.
Additional Subjects Coal mines and mining--Environmental aspects--Appalachian region ; Water, Underground--Pollution--Appalachian region ; Water, Underground--Pollution--Middle West ; Ground water recharge ; Mine waters ; Coal mining ; Water pollution ; Underground mining ; Refuse ; Environmental impacts ; Hydrogeology ; Leaching ; Aquifers ; Waste disposal ; Pennsylvania ; West Virginia ; Mine acid drainage ; Water levels ; Appalachian Region(United States)
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EJAD  EPA 600/7-80-120 Region 3 Library/Philadelphia, PA 05/10/1997
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EJED  EPA 600-7-80-120 OCSPP Chemical Library/Washington,DC 01/01/1988
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NTIS  PB80-216757 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 01/01/1988
Collation xv, 183 pages : illustrations, maps, tables ; 28 cm.
This report addresses the past effects and the possible future effects of underground coal mining activities on ground-water resources in the region east of the 100th meridian. Such effects are highly dependent on the location of the mine with respect to natural flow system. Recharge-discharge relationships in the vicinity of active mines may be altered, and lowered ground-water levels may not recover to pre-mining conditions after closure. Studies indicate that contamination of ground water exists in many places in the immediate vicinity of coal mines. Many refuse piles and impoundments likely affect stream and shallow ground-water quality. From the viewpoint of the value of ground-water resources, it is most likely that future underground mining in the Eastern Interior Basin and the southern Appalachians will result in adverse ground-water effects in only very limited areas.
"Geraghty & Miller, Inc." "Energy Pollution Control Division, Industrial Environmental Research Laboratory." "June 1980." Includes bibliographical references (pages 154-165). "Contract No. 68-03-2467." "Project Officer Edward R. Bates, Energy Pollution Control Division."
Contents Notes
Introduction -- Findings -- Underground coal mining in the eastern United States -- Ground-water availability -- Water use -- Natural ground-water flow patterns -- Hydrologic effects of mining -- Effects of underground mining on ground-water quality -- Effects of surface disposal of mining wastes on ground-water quality -- Ground-water problems from future mining -- Methods for mitigation hydrologic and water-quality effects.