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OLS Field Name OLS Field Data
Main Title Abandoned mine site characterization and cleanup handbook /
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Ceto, Nick.
Mahmud, Shahid.
CORP Author Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC.
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Region 10,
Year Published 2000
Report Number EPA/910/B-00/001
Stock Number PB2002-107421
OCLC Number 45360625
Subjects Hazardous waste site remediation--United States. ; Abandoned mines--Environmental aspects--United States. ; Hazardous wastes--Management.
Additional Subjects Manuals ; Cleanup ; Mine wastes ; Mineral industry ; Mining ; Site characterization ; Environmental issues ; Environmental impact ; Goals ; Sampling ; Health risks ; Public health ; US Superfund ; Health hazards ; Abandoned mines ; Mineral processing
Internet Access
Description Access URL
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EHAD  EPA 910-B-00-001 Region 1 Library/Boston,MA 01/04/2016
ERAD  EPA 910/B-00-001 Region 9 Library/San Francisco,CA 10/05/2007
ESAD  EPA 910-B-00-001 3 copies Region 10 Library/Seattle,WA 06/09/2016
NTIS  PB2002-107421 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 07/22/2019
Collation 1 volume (various pagings) ; 28 cm
This document provides a reference resource to EPA and other staff addressing characterization and cleanup of abandoned mine sites. It was developed by the Environmental Protection Agency as a resource for project managers working on addressing the environmental concerns posed by inactive mines and mineral processing sites. The information contained in the Handbook is not policy or guidance, rather it a compendium of information gained during many years of experience on mine site cleanup projects. This information was developed primarily for EPA staff, but may also prove useful to others working on mine site characterization and cleanup projects, including: states, other federal agencies, tribes, local government, public interest groups, and private industry. Handbook users are encouraged to refer to appropriate agency guidance and/or policy during development of site specific mine site investigation and cleanup projects. This handbook focuses on environmental hazards at abandoned mining sites. At many sites, however, physical hazards (e.g., open shafts or adits, unstable buildings, unstable slopes, etc.) present a safety hazard to the investigators and/or general public. These safety hazards also deserve careful consideration in developing site management strategies but are not considered in this document.
"August 2000"--Cover. Includes bibliographical references.