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Water--a Hazard and a Nuisance.

Authors
Moebs-NN; Sames-GP
Source
Coal 1989 Oct; 26(8):60-63
Link
NIOSHTIC No.
10010824
Abstract
To assure safety during operations, and to prevent water problems in future mining, barriers should be designed on conservative engineering guidelines, with an added safety factor based on anticipated hydrologic conditions. A careful analysis of barrier zones should be conducted in an effort to detect the presence of any geologic conditions that might lead to leakage or failure. Despite sound engineering and a large safety factor, serious leakage can develop as a result of unforeseen geologic conditions. Any water inflow in the vicinity of abandoned mines--whatever the water quality and whatever the indicated barrier width--should be considered a danger signal.
Publication Date
19891001
Document Type
OP;
Fiscal Year
1990
Identifying No.
OP 204-91
Issue of Publication
8
NIOSH Division
PRC;
Source Name
Coal, V. 26, No. 8, Oct. 1989, PP. 60-63
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