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Environmental factors affecting surface mining of steeply pitching coal seams. Volume I/overview.

Authors
Brown GR; Douglas WJ; Schroeder EW; Dike DH; Hirsch AH
Source
Spokane, WA: U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Mines, Contract J0199006, 1980 Jan; :1-131
Link
NIOSHTIC No.
10002029
Abstract
With renewed demand for coal to supply today's energy needs, many coal mining operations are being developed that previously would have been deemed uneconomic. One of the most challenging areas of coal recovery is coal seams that pitch in excess of 25 degrees. Thus, the Bureau of Mines conducted in-depth analyses of the environmental, operational, and reclamation problems in terms of the resource potential associated with the surface mining of steeply pitching coal seams. This report presents the analyses of five surface mines located in three geologically distinct basins of the United States.
Keywords
Mining; Surface mining; Coal seams; Motion studies; Coal mining; Coal mines; Environmental management; Compliance; Regulations; Mining industry; Environmental impacts; Economic impact; Economics; Coal industry; Coal processing; Geologic formations; Geology
Publication Date
19800101
Document Type
CP; Final Contract Report
Funding Type
Contract
Fiscal Year
1980
NTIS Accession No.
PB81-194987
NTIS Price
A08
Identifying No.
OFR 39(1)-81; Contract-J0199006
NIOSH Division
SRC
Source Name
Spokane, WA: U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Mines, Contract J0199006
State
WA; PA
Performing Organization
Ketron, Inc., Wayne, PA
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