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Selective Placement of Coal Stripmine Overburden in Montana - 4 Volume Report. Volume 4 - Hydrogeologic Studies.

Authors
Dollhopf-DJ; Goering-JD; Levine-CJ; Et Al
Source
NTIS: PB/81-103194 :58 pages
Link
NIOSHTIC No.
10001835
Abstract
The objective of this investigation is to establish nonpolluted hydrological systems in areas where surface mining directly impacts shallow ground water resources. Chemically undesirable overburden material was selectively backfilled with the intent that it would be below the future root zone, be above the reestablished aquifer, and would not be leached as a result of deep percolation. After 2 years the buried material remains above the spoil aquifer and below the maximum rooting depth. Unsaturated water flow from the land surface to the buried material occurred during wet climatological periods. However, no significant leaching of buried material was observed.
Publication Date
19790101
Document Type
CP; Final Contract Report;
Fiscal Year
1979
NTIS Accession No.
PB81-103194
NTIS Price
A05
Identifying No.
OFR 104(4)-80
NIOSH Division
SRC;
Source Name
NTIS: PB/81-103194
State
MT;
Performing Organization
Montana State University
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