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A Study of Hazardous Openings to Abandoned Underground Mines in Western Colorado. Volume I. Final Report.

Authors
Dewey-RS; Robbins-LA; Oehler-LD; Et Al
Source
NTIS: PB/81-177909 :218 pages
Link
NIOSHTIC No.
10002086
Abstract
The purpose of this study was to assess the various aspects of public safety related to the thousands of abandoned or inactive underground mines found throughout western Colorado. Review of available published mine inventories yielded data on over 8,000 abandoned underground mines. A random sample of 200 mines was then selected for field visits representative of mining activity in Colorado. Of the 200 mines visited, 20 mine openings representative of varying geologic, environmental, access, and mining conditions were selected for detailed low-cost safeguard application. Volume i comprises descriptions of these safeguards, presented in narrative, itemized labor-materials-equipment tabulations, and illustrations. Research into the regulations of mine closure and safeguards was also undertaken to determine jurisdiction of public lands. Recommendations are suggested to improve the awareness and ability to continue this program into an implementation stage.
Publication Date
19800101
Document Type
CP; Final Contract Report;
Fiscal Year
1980
NTIS Accession No.
PB81-177909
NTIS Price
A11
Identifying No.
OFR 21(1)-81
NIOSH Division
DRC;
Source Name
NTIS: PB/81-177909
State
CO;
Performing Organization
Skelly and Loy
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