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Control of Fires in Abandoned Mines in the Eastern Bituminous Region of the United States. A Supplement to Bulletin 590.

Authors
Magnuson-MO
Source
NTIS: PB 232 296 :53 pages
Link
NIOSHTIC No.
10000479
Abstract
This publication describes abandoned mine fire-control work administered by the Bureau of Mines under cooperative agreements with state and local governments. The work was done by private contractors under the supervision of Bureau engineers. The work is authorized by Public Law 738, approved August 31, 1954, and Public Law 89-4, approved March 9, 1965. Earlier work was authorized by Interior Department appropriations acts for fiscal years 1949-55. A total of 70 fires have been controlled under this program in the eastern bituminous region. The nature and extent of the abandoned- mine fire problem in the bituminous region is discussed, and the methods used for controlling these fires are described. The methods that have been used, either singly or in combination, include loading out and cooling the burning material, installing fire barriers, surface sealing, and water and pneumatic flushing.
Publication Date
19740101
Document Type
IH; Information Circular;
Fiscal Year
1974
NTIS Accession No.
PB-232296
NTIS Price
A05
Identifying No.
IC 8620
NIOSH Division
PRC;
Source Name
NTIS: PB 232 296
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