Reclamation of Mineral Milling Wastes.
Proc 3D Symp Mineral Waste Utilization Chicago Illinois, 1972 Mar; :139-142
Legislation pending in Congress will provide the government with authority to regulate adverse environmental effects resulting form mineral production. To assist in the reduction of environmental degradation resulting from milling operations, the Bureau of Mines has developed, and successfully demonstrated, chemical, vegetative, and combined chemical-vegetative procedures for stabilizing milling wastes under varying environmental conditions. Costs of achieving reclamation using these stabilization procedures are compared with those of other physical and vegetative approaches. The Bureau's chemical-vegetative procedure for establishing vegetation directly on fine-sized wastes compares favorably with other stabilization processes that have been used.
Proc. 3D Symp. Mineral Waste Utilization, Chicago, Illinois, Mar. 14-16, 1972, PP. 139-142