Bureau of Mines Research Programs on Recycling and Disposal of Mineral-, Metal-, and Energy-based Solid Wastes.
A summary of Bureau of Mines research on the utilization and disposal of solid wastes is presented, accompanied by an extensive bibliography of related publications. The Bureau's solid waste and materials recycling program is directed toward the four following areas of research, development, and demonstration: (1) extraction of mineral, metal, and energy values from urban refuse; (2) upgrading and recycling of automotive and related ferrous and nonferrous scrap; (3) utilization and stabilization of mine, mill, and smelter wastes; and (4) recovery and reuse of values from industrial waste products. A contract and grant program that supplements the in-house research and aids in the training of manpower in management of mineral-, metal-, and energy-based solid wastes is also discussed. This publication updates Bureau of Mines Information Circular 8460 issued March 1970.