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RECORD NUMBER: 553 OF 1617
|OLS Field Name||OLS Field Data|
|Main Title||Groundwater quality monitoring recommendations for western surface coal mines /|
|Author||Everett, Lorne G. ; Everett, L. G.|
|CORP Author||Kaman Tempo, Santa Barbara, CA.;Environmental Monitoring Systems Lab., Las Vegas, NV.|
|Publisher||U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Environmental Monitoring Systems Laboratory ; Center for Environmental Research Information [distributor],|
|Report Number||EPA 600-4-83-057; EPA-68-03-2449|
|Subjects||Groundwater--West (U.S.) ; Coal mines and mining--Environmental aspects--West (U.S.) ; Water quality management--West (U.S.) ; United States, West.|
|Additional Subjects||Coal mining ; Ground water ; Water pollution ; Monitoring ; Surface mining ; Land reclamation ; Area ; Sources ; Soils ; Overburden ; Fluid infiltration ; Water table ; Explosives ; Aquifers ; Spoil ; Leakage ; Percolation ; Recommendations ; Project planning ; Water pollution sampling ; Solid wastes ; Coal refuse ; Path of pollutants|
|Collation||x, 143 pages : illustrations, maps ; 28 cm|
This EPA study was conducted to develop a source-specific groundwater monitoring methodology applicable to western surface coal mining. Section 1 discusses the potential for various aspects of surface coal mining, including exploration, mining, and reclamation, to pollute groundwater. General and mine-specific sources of contamination are identified. Section 2, Project Definition, describes selecting an area for monitoring, identifying potential pollution sources, and defining groundwater usage. Section 3 covers groundwater monitoring recommendations for active mines for which sources include stockpiles and pit water. Section 4 covers groundwater monitoring recommendations for reclaimed mines for which sources include spoils and reclamation aids. Section 5 describes groundwater monitoring recommendations for miscellaneous sources of pollution. Recommended monitoring steps for each of these potential pollution sources are presented separately in the guidelines.
"December 1983." Includes bibliographical references (pages 120-127). "EPA 600-4-83-057." Cover title.