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Impact of Proposed Lignite Mining in West Tennessee.

Authors
Stearns-RG; Wilson-JM; Reesman-AL
Source
NTIS: PB/83-146274 :217 pages
Link
NIOSHTIC No.
10002685
Abstract
Extensive thick lignite apparently lies within 250 feet of the land surface in Dyer, Lake, Lauderdale, Obion, and Tipton Counties, Tennessee. Information on geology, land use, soils, ground water, and instability is compiled along with a bibliography. A test and monitoring site was investigated at Fort Pillow Prison in Lauderdale County. Analyses were made of lignite, overburden, associated water, and leachate. A year or more of data are presented on rainfall, water levels, and chemistry of surface water, ground water, leachate, and water from test pits. The main potential environmental problems are quality of surface water and possibly shallow ground water. The main aquifer of the region will likely be unaffected by mining. Low transmissibility of shallow aquifers will minimize lowering water levels of wells. Soil reclamation and conservation should be readily accomplished.
Publication Date
19810101
Document Type
CP; Final Contract Report;
Fiscal Year
1981
NTIS Accession No.
PB83-146274
NTIS Price
A11
Identifying No.
OFR 200-82
NIOSH Division
TCRC;
Source Name
NTIS: PB/83-146274
State
TN;
Performing Organization
Vanderbilt University
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