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Main Title Mine spoil potentials for water quality and controlled erosion /
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Author Title of a Work
Grube, Walter E.
CORP Author West Virginia University. College of Agriculture and Forestry. Division of Plant Sciences.
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency : [U.S. Government Printing Office, distributor],
Year Published 1972
Report Number EPA14010-EJE-12/71; EPA/600/R-71/110
OCLC Number 00380301
Subjects Acid mine drainage. ; Strip mining. ; Spoil banks. ; Soil conservation.
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EJBD ARCHIVE EPA 600-R-71-110 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 06/27/2011
EJBD  EPA 600-R-71-110 c.1 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 10/28/2013
EKAD  14010EJE12/71 Region 4 Library/Atlanta,GA 08/16/2002 DISPERSAL
EKAD  TD899.M5W47 Region 4 Library/Atlanta,GA 08/16/2002 DISPERSAL
Collation x, 206 pages : illustrations, maps, charts ; 28 cm.
Notes
Prepared for the Environmental Protection Agency. "14010 EJE 12/71." Includes bibliographical references (pages 167-171).
Contents Notes
Analysis of exploratory test cores and rock chip samples has made available information necessary to the development of rational techniques for reclaiming coal mine spoil for useful purposes. By assigning an area a particular future use and analyzing the rock structure in advance of the surface mining, materials can be assembled and placed in the fill to allow the filled strip mine to revegetate and be developed into a useful area. Oxidation of pyrite materials, source of most acidity below 4.0 in mine spoils, can be controlled by: (1) using clay shales for fill; (2) controlling gain size in the fill; and (3) controlling accessibility to exchange of solutes and oxygen. In miniature lysimeters filled with 4 ft of normal, loamy (pH 6.7) soil, no acidity nor iron drained from the bottom from pyrite buried at 6 depths, from 1/2 to 36 inches, during a 24 week test period. Base exchange by the soil neutralized the acid and retained the iron.