||Concept evaluation report : taconite tailings disposal, Reserve Mining Company, Silver Bay, Minnesota
||Weston (Roy F.)
Reserve Mining Co.,--Silver Bay, Minn ;
Mineral industries--Waste disposal ;
Thermal pollution of rivers, lakes, etc.--Superior, Lake
The Office of Water Programs of the Environmental Protection Agency retained ROY F. WESTON to develop conceptual methods for treating and disposing of the taconite wastes and to conduct an independent evaluation of feasible wastewater treatment and disposal alternatives.^The sections cover the following: the major issues developed by previous studies of tailings discharges to Lake Superior; technical review of previous proposals for treatment and disposal of taconite tailings; discussion of ROY F. WESTON process investigation and tailings reuse; concept design of various alternatives for tailings processing and disposal; and, the economic and financial impact on Reserve Mining and on the State of Minnesota of implementation of various proposals for taconite tailings disposal.