NIOSHTIC-2 Publications Search
Study of stability problems and hazard evaluation in the Missouri portion of the tri-state mining area.
McFarland-MC; Brown-JC Jr.
For Reference Only At Bureau Libraries :141 pages
A 2-year investigation disclosed 469 hazardous sites resulting from past zinc-lead mining in the vicinity of Joplin, Missouri. Aerial-photo analysis, fieldwork, library research, and personal interviews were conducted to locate and describe the abandoned mining areas and their associated hazards. Open shafts, subsidence pits, and other mine-related dangers exist in areas easily accessible to the public. In addition, some surface reclamation has been effected by gradual removal and use of mine and mill waste-rock, with subsequent leveling and reuse of the land. Other than backfilling shafts, nothing has been done to stabilize undermined areas. A comprehensive program of hazard control and monitoring for the entire study area is warranted.
CP; Final Contract Report
For Reference Only At Bureau Libraries
Missouri Deptartment of Natural Resources
Page last reviewed: May 5, 2020
Content source: National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health Education and Information Division