Mine Waste Disposal Technology. Proceedings: Bureau of Mines Technology Transfer Workshop, Denver, Colorado, July 16, 1981.
This Bureau of Mines publication consists of an overview of the mine waste management research currently being conducted by the Bureau. The following papers, given at a technology transfer workshop, emphasize the increasing importance of research related to the safety and environmental considerations of mine waste disposal in recent years. Current work related to legislation passed in the last 10 years and their subsequent standards includes the development of adequate monitoring systems, development of stability and seepage prediction and control techniques, control of runoff water, and control of leaching solutions. Selected topics are included here that cover coal mine waste disposal, embankment slope stability monitoring, flow failures of mine tailings impoundments, and controlled burnout of abandoned coal mine fires. The projects described provide a current documentation of problems being addressed.