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Assessment and Reclamation of an Abandoned Acid-producing Strip Mine in Northern Clarion County, Pennsylvania.

Authors
Lusardi-PJ; Erickson-PM
Source
Proc 1985 :14 pages
Link
NIOSHTIC No.
10004852
Abstract
The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Resources and the Bureau of Mines are conducting a reclamation project aimed at controlling acid production at its source by surface application of high-quality limestone. The site of this project is a backfilled strip mine that discharges acidic water at three seepage areas. The site was reclaimed in May and June 1984 using 327 metric tons per hectare of high-quality limestone. The effect of the reclamation on water quality is currently being assessed in the last phase of the project. One year after reclamation, there has been no major improvement in the water quality in the wells and seeps. A sharp decrease in sulfate and acidity levels in two of the seeps occurred in late 1984; however, the improvement did not persist.
Publication Date
19850101
Document Type
OP;
Fiscal Year
1985
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
Identifying No.
OP 23-86
NIOSH Division
PRC;
Source Name
Proc. 1985 Symp. Surface Ming., Hydro., Sediment. & Reclam., Lexington, Kentucky, Dec. 9-13, 1985, pp. 313-326
State
KY; PA;
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