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Rcra Regulation Impact on Alaska Mineral Development Waste Rock Management.

Authors
Brodie-MJ; Banta-FR; Skermer-NA
Source
NTIS: PB 93-100964 Available for Reference At Bureau Libraries :99 pages
Link
NIOSHTIC No.
10011559
Abstract
This report reviews the regulatory environment as it pertains to waste rock management and disposal from mining operations, excluding coal and placer gold operations, in the state of Alaska. It is based on the EPA's staff position on an effective program to regulate mining wastes as presented in the May 1990 strawman II document. The unique conditions that occur in parts of the state, including a fragile environment, high seismicity, and permafrost, are identified. The special waste management practices necessitated by these conditions are delineated. The report provides a detailed outline of the current technologies that are suitable for designing, constructing, operating, and closing a tailings disposal facility to meet environmental protection objectives. Cost implications to the mining industry of potential regulatory actions, such as the degree of groundwater protection, are examined.
Publication Date
19920101
Document Type
CP; Final Contract Report;
Fiscal Year
1992
NTIS Accession No.
PB93-100964
NTIS Price
A06
Identifying No.
OFR 95-92
NIOSH Division
AFOC;
Source Name
NTIS: PB 93-100964 Available for Reference At Bureau Libraries
State
AK;
Performing Organization
Steffen, Robertson & Kirsten
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