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RECORD NUMBER: 208 OF 724

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Main Title Danage Cases and Environmental Releases from Mines and Mineral Processing Sites.
CORP Author Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC. Office of Solid Waste and Emergency Response.
Publisher Apr 1998
Year Published 1998
Report Number EPA/530/R-99/023;
Stock Number PB99-155988
Additional Subjects Human health ; Health effects ; Mining ; Mineral industry ; Case studies ; Mine wastes ; Acid mine drainage ; Water pollution ; Ground water ; Mine waters ; Surface waters ; Impounded water ; Soil contamination ; Land pollution ; Heavy metals ; Storage tanks ; Mines(Excavations) ; Environmental exposure ; Environmental transport ; Mill tailings ; Waste disposal ; Waste water ; Toxicity ; Aquatic ecosystems ; Leakage ; Water supply ; Land Disposal Restrictions ; Mineral processing
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NTIS  PB99-155988 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. NTIS 05/11/2000
Collation 290p
Abstract
In its continuing efforts of collecting information on the mining and mineral processing industry, EPA obtained detailed information to develop approximately 62 summaries illustrating recent mining and mineral processing damage cases in a variety of mineral commodity sectors and states. While these cases should not be viewed as the results of an exhaustive survey of as a statistically representative body of knowledge, EPA does believe they demonstrate that releases of constituents to the environment with consequent environmental damages have been and are occurring from many different types of mineral production sites and activities across the U.S. Table 1 provides summary information on the cases of documented damages and contaminant releases described in this report. Additional detail on the specific facility can be found in the body of the report. In the accompanying tables, the cases are organized according to the primary mineral commodity sectors involved. In addition, the table describes the general source of constituent releases, and provides supporting information on the nature and severity of any resulting environmental damages.