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Main Title Evaluation of surface mine reclamation techniques : Campbell's Run watershed, Pennsylvania /
Author Dougherty, Murray T.
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Holzen, Hans H.
CORP Author Pennsylvania Dept. of Environmental Resources, Harrisburg.;Ackenheil and Associates Geo Systems, Inc., Pittsburgh.;Industrial Environmental Research Lab., Cincinnati, Ohio.
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Research and Development, Industrial Environmental Research Laboratory ; Available through National Technical Information Service,
Year Published 1976
Report Number EPA-600/2-76-111088 EPA-600/2-76-111; EPA-14010-GCM
Stock Number PB-255 298
OCLC Number 02609597
Subjects Abandoned mined lands reclamation. ; Water quality--Pennsylvania.
Additional Subjects Strip mining ; Land reclamation ; Coal mining ; Water pollution abatement ; Watersheds ; Monitoring ; Vegetation ; pH ; Water analysis ; Construction ; Pennsylvania ; Mine acid drainage ; Strip mine wastes ; Water pollution sampling ; Water quality data ; Campbell's Run Watershed ; Allegheny County(Pennsylvania)
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EJAD  EPA 600/2-76-111 Region 3 Library/Philadelphia, PA 07/18/1997
EJBD ARCHIVE EPA 600-2-76-111 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 06/23/2014
EJBD  EPA 600-2-76-111 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 03/30/2016
EKAM  EPA 600/2-76-111 Region 4 Library/Atlanta,GA 10/11/1996
ELDD  EPA-600/2-76-111 NHEERL/MED Library/Duluth,MN 03/22/2006
ESAD  EPA 600-2-76-111 Region 10 Library/Seattle,WA 03/23/2010
NTIS  PB-255 298 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. NTIS 01/01/1988
Collation ix, 51 pages : illustrations, maps ; 28 cm.
Abstract
A study was performed to demonstrate the effectiveness of surface reclamation of strip mined land upon water quality in streams receiving mine drainage pollution from abandoned underground mines. The water quality was monitored in three phases, prior to the surface reclamation, during reclamation, and after reclamation. The results were then evaluated to determine any improvement in water quality resulting from the construction of the abatement facilities.
Notes
Includes bibliographical references (page 26).
Contents Notes
A study was performed to demonstrate the effectiveness of surface reclamation of strip mined land upon water quality in streams receiving mine drainage pollution from abandoned underground mines. The water quality was monitored in three phases, prior to the surface reclamation, during reclamation, and after reclamation. The results were then evaluated to determine any improvement in water quality resulting from the construction of the abatement facilities. Fifty-two acres (21 hectares) of abandoned strip mined land were regraded and revegetated to reduce infiltration to the spoil zone and to the deep mine complex. The reclamation was completed at a cost of $131, 650. THe results of the collection and sampling of stream samples over a three year period indicated that the pH and acidity of Campbell's Run had improved and that the acid load had decreased 43% at the mouth of Campbell's Run. However, this improvement could not be directly attributed to the surface reclamation projects. The improvement was determined to be more directly related to the construction of residential and commercial establishments, to the construction of U.S. Interstate 79, and to natural fluctuations in mine pool levels and runoff rates.