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A Method for Extinguishing and Removing Burning Coal Refuse Banks.
NTIS: PB 198 258 :29 pages
The Division of Environmental Activities, conducted a solid waste demonstration project on a burning coal refuse bank. The primary objective of this project was to develop and evaluate an efficient method of extinguishing burning coal refuse and moving it. A series of tests were performed using water monitors and related apparatus to quench the burning material and, at the same time, using earth- moving equipment to transport, spread, and compact the extinguished material. The method found to be most effective consisted of water- quenching the surface material to a workable depth, ripping, and removing the quenched material with a bulldozer and tractor-scraper. The total cost was estimated to be $0.44 Per cubic yard. (Out of print.)
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NTIS: PB 198 258
Page last reviewed: December 10, 2021
Content source: National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health Education and Information Division