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  • Coal Sludge Impoundments, West ia

    Since the mid- to late 1990s, the number and size of coal mines known as mountaintop removal mines increased dramatically in parts of ia, West ia, Pennsylvania, and Kentucky. The final step in processing this coal creates sludge that contains coal dust, sediment, and possibly heavy metals and chemicals. Mine operators contain the coal sludge in nearby valleys, behind huge earthen ...

  • EPA Takes Corrective Action on Standards for Coal-Refuse ...

     · WASHINGTON (April 9, 2020) — Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is taking corrective action to provide stability in the Pennsylvania and West ia economies. Specifically, the agency has established an emissions standard for a new sub-category of six small coal-refuse power plants under the Mercury and Air Toxics Standards (MATS).

  • 38-2 2016 changes

    Abandoned Coal Waste Disposal Area means any coal refuse disposal area which is not part of an active surface mining operation. This definition does not relieve any operator from his reclamation responsibility for the abandoned coal waste disposal area. 2.2. Acidity means the quantitative capacity of an aqueous medium to donate protons in a ...

  • Reclamation of Coal Refuse Disposal Areas

    Figure 1. A typical coal refuse disposal area in Southwest ia. Coal refuse materials are transported to the fill by an elevated belt line and then compacted in place in a valley fill configuration. Note the steep slopes on the fill face and the fact that the lower cells on the face have been vegetated while the upper cells are still bare.

  • Pennsylvania Spatial Data Access | Data Summary

    Refuse Disposal Facility - An area used for disposal or storage of waste coal, rock, shale, slate, clay, and other coal mining related materials. Refuse Reprocessing - Facility at which coal is extracted from waste coal, rock, shale, slate, clay, and other coal mining related material, i.e., coal refuse.

  • Chapter 9 – Waste Rock and Rejects

    Project Area" Waste rock samples" Potential coal reject samples" Waste rock and potential coal reject samples Waste Rock Dumps and Pits A INSET A. Byerwen Coal Project Chapter 9 – Waste Rock and Rejects Page 9-5 The sampling strategy was focused on the GM seam and in the areas to be mined during the first 15

  • Using ESRI''s ArcScene To Visualize The Geospatial ...

    Fifteenmile Fork. 3D-GIS models can help visualize the coal refuse disposal area and surrounding underground mines in a new way. One of the 3D GIS software tools available is ESRI''s (Environmental Systems Research Institute) is the ArcScene software application. ArcScene models helped visualize the geospatial relationship between the coal refuse

  • Where our coal comes from

     · About 18% of total U.S. coal was mined in the Interior coal region. Illinois was the largest coal producer in the Interior coal region, accounting for 36% of the region''s coal production and 6% of total U.S. coal production. Underground mines supplied 64% of the region''s coal production, and surface mines supplied 36%. Western coal region

  • IR 1109 Design guidelines for coal refuse piles and water ...

    Disposal of coal waste is an integral part of the mining operation, and ... Service publication applicable to the area under study (see fig. 2). 2Mining Enforcement and Safety Administration. Engineering and Design Manual, Coal Refuse Disposal Facilities. Contract report, prepared by E. D''Appolonia

  • TITLE 38 LEGISLATIVE RULE DEPARTMENT OF …

    Abandoned Coal Waste Disposal Area means any coal refuse disposal area which is not part of an active surface mining operation. This definition does not relieve any operator from his reclamation responsibility for the abandoned coal waste disposal area. 2.2. Acidity means the quantitative capacity of an aqueous medium to donate protons in a ...

  • The Facility

    The operation of this power generation facility with coal refuse allows the reclamation of large geographic areas that have been ravaged by the presence of waste coal. This once-unusable waste material was left in huge piles throughout the area because the technology did …

  • Glossary of Mining Terms

    A. Abutment - In coal mining, (1) the weight of the rocks above a narrow roadway is transferred to the solid coal along the sides, which act as abutments of the arch of strata spanning the roadway; and (2) the weight of the rocks over a longwall face is transferred to the front abutment, that is, the solid coal ahead of the face and the back abutment, that is, the settled packs behind the face.

  • From coal, a new source of rare earths

     · The agency is funding more than 30 projects in this area, including work to characterize rare earths in various coal-based materials, such as coal ash, refuse rock from a coal preparation plant ...

  • Surface Coal Mining

    87: Surface Mining of Coal 88: Anthracite Coal 89: Coal Refuse Disposal. Permitting. Surface mining activity includes the extraction of coal directly from the ground or from waste or stock piles, pits or banks. A permit is required to conduct surface mining activities. Permit area includes mining and support areas, facilities and roads.

  • COAL REFUSE

    Coal refuse sites historically and currently catch fire. Coal refuse fires typically start as a smoldering, oxygen starved fire producing the necessary oxygen from the generation of steam from the moisture in the coal refuse. Slowly, as the fire continues to develop, avenues for oxygen migration through the refuse expand resulting in flames.

  • DEP to expand coal refuse area | News, Sports, Jobs ...

     · The refuse area is adjacent to a processing plant, which separates usable coal from other useless substances, Koricich said. That useless material is categorized as coal refuse, he said.

  • Waste Coal Fact Sheet v2

    Waste coal ash is dumped in communities not far from the waste coal burners, threatening the groundwater and nearby rivers and streams. Waste coal ash does far more damage than unburned waste coal piles, leaching many pollutants, including aluminum, arsenic, cadmium, chromium, iron, lead, manganese, molybdenum, nickel, selenium and sulfates.

  • Federal Regulation of Coal Mine Waste Disposal: A ...

    THE COAL REFUSE . DAM . FAILURE AT SAUNDERS, WEST IA, FEBRUARY . 20, 1972 (1972) [herein-after cited as . PRELIMINARY ANALYSIS]. I . See infra notes 7-8 and accompanying test. The Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement derives authority over coal waste processing banks and impoundments pursuant to

  • INVESTIGATION OF ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS OF …

    The waste of coal mining results in numerous piles, which produce acid mine drainage (AMD) and deteriorate water quality. Also ions from the refuse piles, including sulfate, ferric and ferrous iron are continuously leached from these coal-refuse piles. Bauxite residue, a byproduct from alumina refining process, has a relatively high pH.

  • Consol aims to build another coal-waste disposal site in ...

     · The DEP previously approved a coarse coal refuse disposal site that would be part of the same set of plans, which involve using the coarse waste to dam a valley and create a lined impoundment for the slurry that''s a byproduct of the chemical process used in washing coal.

  • Ground-Water Quality in the Vicinity of Coal-Refuse Areas ...

    reclaimed coal-refuse areas were analyzed to better understand the hydrogeology and water-quality effects. Ground water probably flows along preferential paths in the disturbed coal-refuse areas, and is impeded by undisturbed glacial till. Most of the samples contained elevated concentra-tions of sulfate, iron, and manganese, constituents ...

  • Emerald Coal Refuse Disposal Area No. 3 » Wallace Pancher ...

    Emerald Coal Refuse Disposal Area No. 3 WallacePancher Group provided environmental services and Section 404, Chapter 105 and SMCRA permitting services as a subconsultant for a new 250+ acre Coal Refuse Disposal Area for Contura Energy, LLC.

  • Coal waste management practices in the USA: an overview ...

     · This paper provides an overview of coal waste management practices with two case studies and an estimate of management cost in 2010 US dollars. Processing of as-mined coal typically results in considerable amount of coarse and fine coal processing wastes because of in-seam and out-of-seam dilution mining. Processing plant clean coal recovery values run typically 50 %–80 %.

  • Chapter 3

    3.2 COAL REFUSE IMPOUNDMENT FACILITIES Coal refuse dams are typically designed using coarse refuse and soil or rock fill materials for con-struction with placement of fine coal refuse slurry in the associated impoundment. The development frequently initiates with a starter dam constructed of earthen materials, coarse refuse or a combina-

  • Coal Ash — Center for Coalfield Justice

    The LaBelle Processing Company, an affiliate of ITEC, operated the coal refuse disposal area under CMAP #26733701. ITEC ceased operations at the Prep Plant in December 1994 and filed for bankruptcy. MCC entered into negotiations with the Department in October 1995 regarding the purchase of ITEC''s and LaBelle Processing Company''s assets.

  • "Buffalo Creek Disaster"Coal Dams Fail: 1972 | The Pop ...

     · Coal Waste Legacy. The problem of coal waste impoundments in Appalachia — and all across America — has not gone away since the 1972 Buffalo Creek disaster. Nearly 50 years later, there are still hundreds of coal waste dams to worry about, as well as other assorted coal waste dangers throughout the U.S.

  • RI 8062 Physical property data on fine coal refuse

    coal waste materials that make up the core areas of two typical coal waste impoundments. These data will help define more completely the engineering properties of this problem area of the structures. Additional calorific, chemical, and mineralogical data were obtained on the coal waste materials to determine possible uses or development of ...

  • What Is Coal Refuse

    Coal refuse is a legacy of previous coal mining and consists of low-quality coal mixed with rock, shale, slate, clay and other material. Also known as waste, culm, gob and boney, it was discarded as a "waste" during the original coal extraction process and randomly disposed in piles near the mine sites.

  • Coal Refuse Disposal Area definition

    Define Coal Refuse Disposal Area. means any area or plot of land which is used as a place for dumping, storage or disposal of coal refuse. A coal refuse pile must be contained in a single coal refuse disposal area; however, a coal refuse disposal area may contain two (2) or more coal refuse piles if the area …

  • Emissions from Coal Fires and Their Impact on the Environment

    Introduction—Coal Fires, Emissions, and Resource . Implications. Self-ignited, naturally occurring coal fires and fires result-ing from human activities persist for decades in underground coal mines, coal waste piles, and unmined coal beds. These uncontrolled coal fires occur in all coal-bearing parts of the

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  • The Coal Refuse Dilemma: Burning Coal for Environmental ...

     · The fire, which started out smoldering and ignited into flames at the periphery of a vastly larger coal refuse area, took nearly six months to extinguish, requiring material excavation, millions ...

  • Meeting set to discuss coal refuse area project | News ...

     · The possible expansion of a coal refuse area in Portage Township is the topic of an informal meeting Tuesday by the state Department of Environmental Protection. The meeting is …

  • PA Waste Transfer LLC 174 Quarry Rd Coal Township, PA ...

    PA Waste Transfer LLC. 174 Quarry Rd, Coal Township, PA 17866. (570) 648-2020. Claim this business. (570) 648-2020. Directions.

  • 30 CFR § 816.83

    Refuse piles shall meet the requirements of § 816.81, the additional requirements of this section, and the requirements of §§ 77.214 and 77.215 of this title. (a) Drainage control. (1) If the disposal area contains springs, natural or manmade water courses, or wet weather seeps, the design shall include diversions and underdrains as necessary to control erosion, prevent water infiltration ...

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