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  • Response of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi and phosphorus ...

    coal mine dumps in China during 1990–2015 (Liu et al. 2016) and re-vegetation types improve soil enzyme activ-ities and microbial biomass in coal mining subsidence areas of Northern China (Xiao et al. 2019). Nevertheless, how to sustainably and rapidly improve and reclamation the soil quality and ecological efficiency of the coal mining

  • Coal mine site reclamation

    Coal mine site reclamation 5 Remediation, reclamation or rehabilitation is the process of repairing any negative effects of mining activities on the environment. This can be simply returning the site to a safe and stable condition,

  • Abandoned Mine Site Characterization and Cleanup Handbook

    The Abandoned Mine Site Characterization and Cleanup Handbook (Handbook) is the result of the collective efforts and contributions of a number of individuals. During the earliest days of Handbook development, Mike Bishop of EPA Region 8 lead the effort to develop a Superfund Mine Waste Reference Document for EPA project managers working on mine

  • Coal Mining and Local Environment: A Study in Talcher ...

    Coal mining is a loud, daylong, and nightlong process that includes blasting, drilling, and continuous movement of heavy vehicles. These mining-related activities have resulted in emission of loud noise which has disrupted the lives of those in the surrounding communities and has reduced the quality of life. 32 During field investigation, there ...

  • Coal Ash Beneficial Use in Mine Reclamation and Mine ...

    3.8 INNOVATIVE ASH PLACEMENT PROJECTS..... 70 Chapter 4. Coal Ash Beneficial Use (Conventional Ash Placement) on Anthracite Mine

  • New Hope Coal Remediation Project | Environment, land and ...

     · New Hope Coal Remediation Project. New Hope Coal will remediate 2 former open-cut coal mine pits at Chuwar north of Ipswich as part of a new partnership. We have authorised New Hope Coal to help them fill open-cut pits at Chuwar posing significant public risk. To fix the site, New Hope Coal will need to use old mine spoil from their own land ...

  • Promotion of Mn(II) oxidation and remediation of coal mine ...

    T1 - Promotion of Mn(II) oxidation and remediation of coal mine drainage in passive treatment systems by diverse fungal and bacterial communities. AU - Santelli, Cara M. AU - Pfister, Donald H. AU - Lazarus, Dana. AU - Sun, Lu. AU - Burgos, William D. AU - Hansel, Colleen M.

  • Remediation of coal-mine drainage by a sulfate-reducing ...

    This study reports changes in coal-mine drainage constituent concentrations through an anaerobic SO 4-reducing bioreactor monitored over a 3-a period.The purpose of the study was to identify and monitor over time the biogeochemical mechanisms that control the attenuation of toxic compounds in the mine …

  • Abandoned Mine Lands | Superfund | US EPA

    Building on Mining History: Cleanup, Reuse and Community Resilience at the Silver Bow Creek/Butte Area Superfund Site (PDF) (17 pp, 5.8 ) A new case study from the EPA Abandoned Minelands Team that details key partnerships and collaborative tools that have led to successful remediation and reuse of large parts of Butte and Walkerville Montana.

  • Occurrence and Remediation of Coal Mine Bumps: A ...

    OCCURRENCE AND REMEDIATION OF COAL MINE BUMPS: A HISTORICAL REVIEW By Anthony T. lannacchione'' and Joseph C. 2elanko2 ABSTRACT One of the most difficult, longstanding engineering problems associated with coal mining is the catastrophic failure of cog mine …

  • Costs for remediation of sites containing coal ash ...

    1. Mines and mineral resources— Environmental aspects—New South Wales. 2. Coal mines and mining—Environmental aspects—New South Wales. 3. Soil remediation—New South Wales—Costs. 4. Hazardous wastes—New South Wales. I. Mookhey, Daniel. II. Title. III. Series: New South Wales. Parliament. Legislative Council. Public Works Committee ...

  • Western Pennsylvania Coalition for Abandoned Mine ...

    WPCAMR means hope for Western Pennsylvania''s Streams. WPCAMR works with watershed volunteers, technical remediation experts, and government agencies to reclaim lands and streams polluted by historic coal mining in Western Pennsylvania. A coalition of 24 county conservation districts, WPCAMR''s efforts expand into areas where reclamation is limited, showing local communities that …

  • Remediation of Manganese-Contaminated Coal-Mine Water ...

     · Acidification occurs as a result of acid mine drainage after the oxidative weathering of metal sulfides. The acidic condition corrodes other toxic elements from the soil and becomes distributed around the operating site. Although coal mines go through a process of rehabilitation, water samples in the rehabilitated reservoir still reveal high concentrations of certain metals, for example ...

  • Best Practice Guide on Restoration Liability Assessments ...

    Best Practice Guide on Restoration Liability Assessments for Surface Coal Mines February 2016 Page 1 of 13 Introduction This guidance been produced by the Coal Authority, on behalf of the Welsh Government. It is intended to help mitigate the financial problems caused by the failure to restore opencast coal sites in Wales.

  • 2017 PA ABANDONED MINE RECLAMATION ONFERENCE

     · •840 piles scattered throughout the coal fields •52 piles are currently burning •Land mass covers an aggregate area of 10,000 acres •Contain at least 300 million tons of coal refuse •Studies conducted in the 1960s and 70s by the PA Dept. of Mines and Mineral Industries and Penn State indicate in excess of 2 billion tons of

  • Environmental Obligations and Asset Retirement …

    An environmental remediation liability is based on a legal obligation to remove or remediate pollution or contaminants from environmental media such as soil, groundwater, sediment, and surface water. Environmental remediation obligations can arise from the operation, retirement, closing, or mere

  • Development of Ra and U in mine water at selected ...

    Vítkov –(Plzeň Region, Tachov district) • Mining activities: 1961 –1991 (open pit, later VítkovII underground) • There were 2 shafts, 2 prospecting shafts and 83 km of horizontal mining works. The total area of the mine is 0.99 km2.Max depth 1,050 m beneath the surface. • Total production: 3,972.6 t of extracted U. The ore was processed at the chemical processing plant in

  • Mine tailing disposal sites: contamination problems ...

     · Mining practices and the absence of proper mine land reclamation has led to heavy metal contaminated sites with serious impact on the ecosystems and risk for human health. The origin of the contamination is often associated to mine tailing deposits because they are a source of the acid mine drainage (AMD). These areas are devoid of vegetation due to the harsh soil conditions that prevent …

  • Reference Guide to Treatment Technologies for Mining ...

    technologies used or piloted as part of remediation efforts at mine sites. The report is intended to provide information on treatment technologies for MIW to federal, state and local regulators, site

  • Remediation of Manganese-Contaminated Coal-Mine Water ...

     · Although coal mines go through a process of rehabilitation, water samples in the rehabilitated reservoir still reveal high concentrations of certain metals, for example, manganese (Mn). Both living and non-living biomass substances were used in Mn remediation.

  • DNR: Reclamation: About Abandoned Mine Land Program

    About Abandoned Mine Land Program. The purpose of the Abandoned Mine Lands Program is to alleviate the safety, health and environmental hazards of past coal mining practices while improving land productivity and enhancing the landscape. The program has been operating since the early 1980s and has reclaimed more than 10,000 acres.

  • Climate ''bad banks'' dedicated to running down coal mines ...

     · While those coal mines are still generating cash, some of it should go into a well-provisioned sinking fund for remediation and reclamation. Better still, remediation …

  • Mine Closure & Remediation

    Watch a time-lapse of the mine closure and remediation at Holden Mine—located in a remote reach of the Cascade mountains at ~3,600 feet. Sub Markets Mining Project Development Mine Facilities Mine Water Tailings & Waste EPCM Mining Recent Projects ...

  • A seasonal study of a passive abandoned coalmine drainage ...

     · Wingfield Pines is a passive bituminous coal mine remediation system that discharges an alkaline water flow. The remediation system consists of a gravity fed underground pipe from the mine shafts to an aeration pipe that releases the discharge into settling ponds (Figure 1). There are 5 settling ponds, followed by a constructed wetland.

  • Abandoned Mine Lands & Acid Mine Drainage

    The Abandoned Mine Lands Division of the Mining Program, performs reclamation of abandoned (pre-1977 mining law) coal mines, land, and remediation of acid mine drainage from coal mines in Allegany and Garrett Counties, Maryland. The Abandoned Mines Lands Division (AMLD) was established in accordance with the provisions of the federal Surface ...

  • Coal Mine Remediation as a Tool to Improve Disparate Coal ...

    Surface coal mine remediation presents an excellent opportunity to improve both the environment of the coalfields and the health in communities surrounded by coal mines and downstream of polluted mining water discharges. By utilizing a community health impacts

  • A CLOSER LOOK AT COAL REMINING

    historic coal mining operations. It has a total of 1,221 acres of land affected by historic coal mining, and its historic water quality was the most impaired of any other subwatershed. The most acres of pre-law mining that were remined occurred in subwatershed #3 with a total of 213 acres (approximately 25% of total pre-law mining).

  • Coal Ash Pond Remediation

    Coal combustion residuals (CCRs), or coal ash, is the waste from coal-fired power plants, and is composed of contaminants like mercury, cadmium, arsenic and chromium, which are associated with serious health effects. Coal ash can be disposed of in two main ways: by placing it in a dry landfill, or dumping it in a surface pond.

  • Coal Remediation | Parnaby Cyclones Supplying Solutions ...

    The Need For Coal Remediation Equipment Just like other mines, coal mines are no exception in needing specialised equipment in order to complete their day to day tasks. Coal mining equipment is necessary to ensure that coal mines are able to complete the required production every single day. Coal is …

  • Mine Drainage Technology Initiative

    The MDTI Coal Mining Sector''s Avoidance/Remediation Working Group prepared this user oriented handbook on AMD Remediation Methods for coal mining in the Appalachian region that includes case studies. It is a compilation of previously conducted AMD remediation technology experiments and technology, including those that did not succeed. ...

  • Remediation of Acid Mine Drainage-Impacted Water ...

     · The formation of acid mine drainage (AMD), a highly acidic and metal-rich solution, is the biggest environmental concern associated with coal and mineral mining. Once produced, AMD can severely impact the surrounding ecosystem due to its acidity, metal toxicity, sedimentation and other deleterious properties. Hence, implementations of effective post-mining management practices are …

  • Remediation of coal-mine drainage by a sulfate-reducing ...

     · The Tab-Simco is an abandoned coal mining site, located about 6 km SE of Carbondale, Illinois, USA.The site is a "U" shaped upland about 37 m above the surrounding lowland, and consists of approximately 12 ha of land with underlying underground mine works in two coal seams (Smith, 2002; Fig. 1) 1996, the Tab-Simco site was reported as one of the highly contaminated AMD sites in the …

  • Texas signed off on the restoration of this old mine. Now ...

     · Over half a century of mining at Alcoa''s now-shuttered Sandow lignite mine, the company has buried coal ash containing toxins on hundreds of acres. It is now trying to sell most of the land for ...

  • Abandoned Mine Land Reclamation Awards

     · OSMRE first recognized outstanding abandoned mine land reclamation and exemplary reclamation techniques in 1992, when it started the annual Abandoned Mine Land (AML) Reclamation Awards Program.The program mirrors one of the objectives of the Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act of 1977 to ensure that land mined for coal would be restored to beneficial use as part of the mining …

  • Promotion of Mn(II) Oxidation and Remediation of Coal Mine ...

     · Biologically active, passive treatment systems are commonly employed for removing high concentrations of dissolved Mn(II) from coal mine drainage (CMD). Studies of microbial communities contributing to Mn attenuation through the oxidation of Mn(II) to sparingly soluble Mn(III/IV) oxide minerals, however, have been sparse to date. This study reveals a diverse community of Mn(II) …

  • Coal Mine Remediation Methods, Closure Technologies

    Coal Mine Remediation Methods, Closure Technologies Paul F. Ziemkiewicz, Ph.D. Director National Mine Land Reclamation Center West ia University

  • Abandoned coal mine drainage and its remediation: impacts ...

     · The effects of abandoned mine drainage (AMD) on streams and responses to remediation efforts were studied using three streams (AMD-impacted, remediated, reference) in both the anthracite and the bituminous coal mining regions of Pennsylvania (USA).

  • Meuser Introduces Legislation to Incentivize Coal Refuse ...

     · WASHINGTON — Congressman Dan Meuser (PA-09) today introduced legislation that would incentivize environmentally-focused cleanup and remediation of coal refuse piles across Pennsylvania. H.R. 4735, the Mine Affected Community Energy and Environment Act, creates a federal performance-based tax credit (PTC) for coal refuse-fired power plants that generate electricity …

  • Free of charge coal mining information

     · The Coal Authority holds coal mining data in a national database. This provides information on past and present coal mining. The Interactive Map Viewer and the Web Mapping Services are provided ...

  • COAL MINING AND THE ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT OF ACID …

    COAL MINING AND THE ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT OF ACID MINE DRAINAGE ~AMD: A REVIEW, T. I. Ojonimi, et al Nigerian Journal of Technology, Vol. 39, No. 3, July 2020 739 mines or processing facilities and is formed as a result of particles oxidation by water and air [4, 5].

  • CDC

    Mining Publication: Occurrence and Remediation of Coal Mine Bumps: A Historical Review. U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Mines. Special Publication 01-95, NTIS No. PB95-211967, 1995; :27-67. One of the most difficult, longstanding engineering problems associated with coal mining is the catastrophic failure of cog mine structures known ...

  • Is recovery of coal waste from impoundments a bridge to ...

     · Recovery of the waste coal from existing coal impoundments can offer a viable way to avoid the need for opening new coal mines, with the added …

  • Mine Water: Hydrology, Pollution, Remediation ...

    The engineering processes and physics and chemistry of mine wastes and remediation technologies are well documented throughout the text." (Aisling D. O''Sullivan, …

  • Introductory Chapter: Coal Fly Ash and Its Application for ...

     · Most countries have environmental legislation that classify coal fly ash as a hazardous material, hence reducing its development and utilization as a beneficial material. However, there is still a lot to be learned in terms of the application of coal fly ash and its products for remediation of acid mine …

  • ABSTRACT Title of Thesis: REMEDIATION OF ABANDONED …

    drainage from abandoned coal mines as the major water quality problem in this region. In the last few decades, many in-situ abiotic and biological remediation technologies have been developed to remediate abandoned mines producing AMD. Application of alkaline products, directly to the mine discharge or incorporation into

  • Managing Coal Mine Closure

    Managing Coal Mine Closure: Achieving a Just Transition for All 8 Managing Coal Mine Closure: Achieving a Just Transition for All 9 Executive Summary 1 Over the last half century, large-scale changes to coal1 industries across Europe, and more recently in the United States and China, have resulted in as many as 4 million coal workers losing ...