Effects of underground coal mining on ground water in the eastern United States
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Published by Industrial Environmental Research Laboratory, Office of Research and Development, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Available to the public through the National Technical Information Service in Cincinnati, Springfield, Va .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Coal mines and mining -- Environmental aspects -- Appalachian region,
  • Groundwater -- Pollution -- Appalachian region,
  • Groundwater -- Pollution -- Middle West

Book details:

Edition Notes

Statementby Jeffrey P. Sgambat, Elaine A. LaBella, Sheila Roebuck
SeriesInteragency energy/environment R&D program report -- EPA-600/7-80-120, Research reporting series -- EPA-600/7-80-120
ContributionsLaBella, Elaine A, Roebuck, Sheila, Industrial Environmental Research Laboratory (Cincinnati, Ohio), Industrial Environmental Research Laboratory (Cincinnati, Ohio). Energy Pollution Control Division, Geraghty & Miller
The Physical Object
Paginationxv, 183 p. :
Number of Pages183
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL13603683M

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Effects of underground coal mining on ground water in the eastern United States, Volume 1. Jeffrey P. Sgambat, Elaine A. LaBella, Sheila Roebuck, Industrial Environmental Research Laboratory (Cincinnati, Ohio), Geraghty & Miller. Effects of underground coal mining on ground water in the eastern United States. Jeffrey P Sgambat; Elaine A LaBella; Sheila Roebuck; Industrial Environmental Research Laboratory (Cincinnati, Ohio); Industrial Environmental Research Laboratory (Cincinnati, Ohio). Energy Pollution Control Division.; Geraghty & Miller. ground-water phase of the study. Purpose and-Scope The purpose of this report is to pro­ vide an overview of the effects of surface coal mining and reclamation on ground-water systems of small watersheds in order to il­ lustrate some typical hydrologic systems in the Eastern Coal Province. The report pre­Cited by: 4.   Effects of coal mining on water quality in the more arid western half of the United States are more difficult to detect because of the high degree of mineralization of natural water. Normal background concentrations of constituents are not useful in evaluating effects of coal mine drainage on streams in the more arid by:

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