Coal waste bank parameters given in new USBM report.
Busch RA; Backer RR; Atkins LA
Coal Min Process 1975 Jul; 12(7):52-53
The study summarized in Bureau of Mines report of investigations 7964 was a direct result of the Buffalo Creek disaster of February 1972, which took the lives of 125 West Virginians. A task force was created to analyze the West Virginia embankment failure and to identify other potentially hazardous sites. The long-term objective was to develop means to determine modes of embankment failure and to develop means for safe disposal of the coal waste materials.
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