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Rcra Regulation Impact on Alaska Mineral Development Tailings Management.
Brodie-MJ; Banta-FR; Skermer-NA
NTIS: PB 93-100857 Available for Reference At Bureau Libraries :141 pages
This report reviews the regulatory environment as it pertains to tailings management and disposal from mining operations, excluding coal and placer gold operations, in the state of Alaska. It is based on the EPA's staff position on an effective program to regulate mining wastes as presented in the May 1990 strawman II document. The unique conditions that occur in parts of the state, including a fragile environment, high seismicity, and permafrost, are identified. The special waste management practices necessitated by these conditions are delineated. The report provides a detailed outline of the current technologies that are suitable for designing, constructing, operating, and closing a tailings disposal facility to meet environmental protection objectives. Cost implications to the mining industry of potential regulatory actions, such as the degree of groundwater protection, are examined.
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NTIS Accession No.
NTIS: PB 93-100857; Available for Reference At Bureau Libraries
Steffen Robertson and Kirsten
Page last reviewed: September 2, 2020
Content source: National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health Education and Information Division