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Mine closure concepts.

Authors
Peterson-EK; Gobla-MJ
Source
Abstract Book, U.S. Department of the Interior Conference on the Environment and Safety, April 24-28, 1995. Washington, DC: U.S. Bureau of Mines, 1995 Apr; :40
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NIOSHTIC No.
20024900
Abstract
Historic mining operations have left a legacy of dangerous mine openings such as open shafts and adits across our public lands. With the recent increases in recreational activities on the public domain the frequency of public visitation to inactive and abandoned mine sites has heightened the need to properly secure dangerous mine excavations. Closing a mine opening is complicated by numerous factors such as presence of endangered species, future mineral potential, need to protect the public, presence of mine gases, and misuse of mine sites as illegal dumping grounds. The presentation reviews the factors that should be evaluated when selecting a closure method, application of closure methods currently in use, and new innovative techniques that have been developed to handle difficult sites.
Keywords
Mining-industry; Mine-shafts; Environmental-factors; Environmental-hazards; Occupational-hazards; Mine-disasters
Publication Date
19950424
Document Type
Conference/Symposia Proceedings; Abstract
Fiscal Year
1995
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
NIOSH Division
DRC
Source Name
U.S. Bureau of Mines
State
DC; CO
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