Selective Placement of Coal Stripmine Overburden in Montana - 4 Volume Report. Volume 3 - Spoil Mixing Phenomena.
Dollhopf-DJ; Goering-JD; Levine-CJ; Et Al
NTIS: PB/81-103160 :79 pages
An overburden handling dragline operation was conducted at a strip mine near Colstrip, Montana The objective of the demonstration was to determine the degree a dragline could mix overburden inhibitory zones during the spoiling process. To quantify the mixing process the overburden was scatter spoiled, dump spoiled, and spoiled in a normal manner. This demonstration was part of an effort to investigate means of reestablishing nonpolluted hydrological systems in areas where surface mining directly impacts shallow ground water resources.
CP; Final Contract Report;
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Montana State University