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Effects of coal strip mining on stream water quality and biology, southwestern Washington

Luis A. Fuste

Effects of coal strip mining on stream water quality and biology, southwestern Washington

by Luis A. Fuste

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Published by U.S. Dept. of the Interior, Geological Survey, Books and Open-File Reports [distributor] in Tacoma, Wash, Denver, Colo .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Water quality -- Washington (State),
  • Water quality bioassay -- Washington (State),
  • Coal mines and mining -- Environmental aspects -- Washington (State),
  • Strip mining -- Environmental aspects -- Washington (State)

  • Edition Notes

    Statementby L.A. Fuste £ and D.F. Meyer.
    SeriesWater-resources investigations report -- 86-4056.
    ContributionsMeyer, D. F., Geological Survey (U.S.)
    The Physical Object
    Paginationvi, 124 p. :
    Number of Pages124
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL14656879M

    Consequently, exposure of the strata results in water quality decreases which are initially influenced by dissolution of sodium salts; when these are depleted, the less soluble calcium and magnesium salts control the equilibria. The latter are thus responsible for the long-term effects on water quality. A text-book of coal-mining / for the use of colliery managers and others / Effects of coal strip mining on stream water quality and biology, southwestern Washington / (Tacoma, Wash.: U.S. Dept. of the Interior, Geological Survey ; Denver, Colo.

      The number of species has fallen, the populations of those that remain are down, and some individual fish look a little skinny. A new government study traces the decline in abundance to mountaintop removal, the controversial coal mining practice of clear cutting trees from mountains before blowing off their tops with explosives. Browse the USGS Publication Warehouse Publications in the Series Water-Resources Investigations Report. Geohydrology of a coal-mining area, southwestern Bates County, Missouri, , Water-Resources Investigations Report Effects of coal strip mining on stream water quality and biology, southwestern Washington, , Water.

      The stream protection rule finalized under President Obama would have reduced emissions and the harmful effects of coal mining on thousands of waterways.   Mining is the first step in the dirty life cycle of coal. When coal mines move in, whole communities are forced off their land by expanding mines, coal fires, subsidence, and overused and contaminated water supplies. Mines are quick to dig up and destroy forests and soils. But once the coal is gone, the problems they leave behind, like acid mine drainage, can persist for decades.


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Geological Survey water-resources investigations report) by Fusté, Luis A (ISBN:) from Amazon's Book Store. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible : Luis A Fusté. Effects of land use and surficial geology on flow and water quality of streams in the coal mining region of southwestern Indiana, October through September EFFECTS OF LAND USE AND SURFICIAL GEOLOGY ON FLOW AND WATER QUALITY OF STREAMS IN THE COAL-MINING REGION OF SOUTHWESTERN INDIANA, OCTOBER THROUGH SEPTEMBER By William G.

Wilber, Danny E. Renn, and Charles G. Crawford ABSTRACT An assessment of streams in the coal-mining region of southwestern IndianaCited by: 1. Samples of coal pile runoff, Georges Creek water, and macrobenthos above and below two coal storage areas along Georges Creek, Allegany County, Maryland, were collected in Cited by: the effect of strip mining is every type of coal mining has some effect on the rocks adjacent to the mined strata, but strip mining has the greatest effect.

Strip mining also causes increased turbidity and siltation of streams and ponds, greater variation in stream flow levels and water temperature, and stream dewatering, all of which contribute to the endangerment of aquatic species. The Science of the Total Environment, 8 () (~) Elsevier Scientific Publishing Company, Amsterdam - Printed in The Netherlands EFFECTS OF COAL MINING ON GROUND AND SURFACE WATER QUALITY, MONONGALIA COUNTY, WEST VIRGINIA* ROBERT G.

The University of Akron, Department of Geology, Akron, Ohio (U.S.A.) (Received April 28th, ) ABSTRACT Water quality Cited by: and the nation's other coal fields.

Two major concerns are ground‐water quality and ground‐water quantity, but only the quality aspects are addressed in this paper.

Despite the new emphasis placed on ground water by regulatory authorities, the effects of coal mining on ground water. Effects of land use and surficial geology on flow and water quality of streams in the coal mining region of southwestern Indiana, October through September Technical Report (PDF.

Fig. 2 | Effects of coal mining on stream biodiversity. a, b, Mining impact is quantified by the ratio between taxonomic richness (a) and total abundance at mined versus unmined sites (b). What are the environmental effects of mining and. Luis A. Fuste has written: 'Effects of coal strip mining on stream water quality and biology, southwestern Washington' -- subject(s): Coal mines and mining, Environmental aspects, Environmental.

Coal has been extracted via surface and sub-surface mining for decades throughout the Appalachian Mountains. New interest in ridge-top mining has raised concerns about possible waterway impacts. We examined effects of forestry, mining, and road construction-based disturbance on physico-chemistry and macroinvertebrate communities in east-central Tennessee headwater by: 4.

There are five basic steps to these methods of mining: Layers of rock and dirt above and between the coal seams are removed.

Coal seams are removed with excess soil and rock placed in an adjacent valley. Large scale earth moving equipment is used to excavate and remove coal from lower layers.

A study of the effects on water quality of coal mining in the basin of the North Fork Kentucky River shows increases in the mean annual total dissolved solids concentrations from about 8 to 50 milligrams per liter.

It shows that the Hazard Number 9 coal seam produces the largest quantities of acid and sulfate. The study also shows that most of the acid mine drainage is neutralized by carbonate. Can strip mining coal affect water.

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Coal is one of the most-water intensive methods of generating electricity. A typical coal plant withdraws enough water to fill an Olympic-sized swimming pool every three and a half minutes.

The International Energy Agency says that global water consumption for power generation and fuel production is expected to more than double from 66 billion cubic meters (bcm) into bcm by .Both underground and surface mining techniques are used to extract the coal.

The climate ranges to arid in the adjacent plateaus. Annual precipitation varies from less than 25 cm in the arid plateaus to over cm in the mountains.

Yearly potential evaporation ranges from 75 to cm.The ecological effects of coal strip-mining: a bibliography with abstracts / (Fort Collins, Colo.: Dept. of the Interior, Fish and Wildlife Service, Office of Biological Services, Western Energy and Land Use Team, ), by U.S.

Fish and Wildlife Service. Western .