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The Economic Effects of Subsidence from Underground Coal Mining on Agricultural Land in Illinois.

Authors
Guither-HD
Source
NTIS: PB/85-109296 Available for Reference At Bureau Libraries :60 pages
Link
NIOSHTIC No.
10004181
Abstract
The objective of this study was to determine the economic impact of subsidence from underground coal mining on agricultural lands in Illinois. In a survey of Illinois agricultural extension advisers, the presence of subsidence from underground coal mining was reported in 31 counties. The most frequently reported problems were the presence of depressions or potholes, standing water in depressed areas, surface drainage disruption, broken tile lines, and reduced crop yield. The most frequently reported attempts to restore productivity from subsidence damage were to dig surface drainage ditches, haul in fill dirt, fill in depressions with tractor and blade or land leveler, and replace tile lines; success was varied.
Publication Date
19840101
Document Type
CP; Final Contract Report;
Fiscal Year
1984
NTIS Accession No.
PB85-109296
NTIS Price
A05
Identifying No.
OFR 186-84
NIOSH Division
TCRC;
Source Name
NTIS: PB/85-109296. Available for Reference At Bureau Libraries.
State
IL;
Performing Organization
Univ. of Illinois
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