Title

Burial of Preparation Plant Refuse

Abstract

In surface mining for coal, a common practice for the disposal of preparation plant refuse is to buy it. As with surface refuse piles, these buried wastes can ignite and can also lead to ground and surface water pollution. Steps to ameliorate these problems have been devised over the years. C and K Coal Company, of Clarion, Pa., the largest Pennsylvania surface mining company, has incorporated all of these steps and added a few of their own in their latest disposal practice. In addition to layering and compacting, C and K practices selective placement and dilution to minimize longterm problems.

Department(s)

Mining and Nuclear Engineering

Document Type

Article - Journal

Document Version

Citation

File Type

text

Language(s)

English

Rights

© 1978 American Institute of Mining, Metallurgical and Petroleum Engineers (AIME), All rights reserved.

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