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Evaluation of Current Surface Coal Mining Overburden Handling Techniques and Reclamation Practices.
NTIS: PB/264-111 Available for Reference At Bureau Libraries :320 pages
In this 2-year study, an evaluation of mining and reclamation practices at 159 randomly sampled surface coal mines in the United States was conducted. It was concluded that reclamation practices in most of the 22 coal-producing states were adequate during 1975, but that improvement in reclamation performance was desirable in the acid area of the central United States and in mountainous southwestern Virginia. Productivity improvements should result from research to determine efficient or optimal operating procedures for dragline stripping of single and multiple seams, surface mining of lignite, multicut and multiseam haulback mining on steep slopes, mountaintop removal, and surface mining in swampy or deeply glaciated areas. Specific candidate research projects are discussed in this report.
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NTIS: PB/264-111 Available for Reference At Bureau Libraries
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