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Fires in abandoned coal mines and waste banks

Ann G. Kim

Fires in abandoned coal mines and waste banks

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Published by U.S. Dept. of the Interior, Bureau of Mines in Washington, D.C .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Abandoned coal mines -- Fires and fire prevention.,
  • Spoil banks -- Fires and fire prevention.

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references (p. 57-58).

    Statementby Ann G. Kim and Robert F. Chaiken.
    SeriesInformation circular ;, 9352, Information circular (United States. Bureau of Mines) ;, 9352.
    ContributionsChaiken, Robert F.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsTN295 .U4 no. 9352, TN315 .U4 no. 9352
    The Physical Object
    Paginationiii, 58 p. :
    Number of Pages58
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL1717844M
    LC Control Number92020449

      It will cost about $1 billion just to extinguish all of West Virginia's 43 fires in abandoned mines, according to the state office. by 25 states and three Indian tribes to Author: MICHAEL VIRTANEN.


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Fires that occur in abandoned coal mines, waste banks and in coal outcrops constitute a serious health, safety and environmental hazard. Toxic fumes, the deterioration of air quality, and subsidence constitute the greatest hazards from these fires.

Although fires on abandoned mined land (AML) occur. FIRES IN ABANDONED COAL MINES AND WASTE BANKS By Ann G. Kim1 and Robert F. Chaiken2 ABSTRACT Fires that occur in abandoned coal mines, waste banks, and in coal outcrops constitute a serious health, safety, and environmental hazard. Toxic fumes, the deterioration of air quality, and subsidence constitute the greatest hazards from these fires.

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Bureau of Mines for accelerating the burning of wasted coal fires in situ, while at the same time controlling the heat and fumes produced. Kim, Ann G. & Chaiken, Robert F. Fires in abandoned coal mines and waste banks [microform] / by Ann G. Kim and Robert F. Chaiken U.S. Dept. of the Interior, Bureau of Mines [Washington, D.C.?] Wikipedia Citation.

The Bureau of Mines investigated a novel approach to eliminating environmental and public safety hazards that are associated with fires in abondoned coal mines and waste banks which involves the use of in situ combustion technology to accelerate the burning of the wasted coals in place.

The Bureau of Mines was recognized nationally and internationally as a source of mining and mineral information and for its mining and environmental research.

This chapter focuses on their work on coal fires in inactive or abandoned mines and waste banks. The World's Oldest Underground Fire Has Been Burning For 6, Years The American West is also smoldering with underground fires in abandoned coal mines. They melt snow in. The Policy Setting for Coal Fires.

Introduction. Phases in the Policy Cycle. Policy Innovation in the Nineteenth Century. Lessons for Coal Fires. Acknowledgements. References. 16 United States Bureau of Mines - Study and Control of Fires in. Abandoned Mines and Waste Banks. Ann G. Kim. The US Bureau of Mines.

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Coal-seam fire instances on Earth date back several million years. Due to fine thermal insulation and the avoidance of rain/snow extinguishment by the.

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Bureau of Mines showed that about x metric tons of refuse material were contained in coal refuse piles in the United States at that time (9). In January there were fires in abandoned coal mines and outcrops in 18 coal producing states.

The Centralia mine fire is a coal-seam fire that has been burning underneath the borough of Centralia, Pennsylvania, United States, since at least Its original cause is still a matter of debate. It is burning in underground coal mines at depths of up to feet (90 m) over an 8-mile (13 km) stretch of 3, acres (15 km 2).

"The Bureau of Mines has demonstrated a new technological approach that utilizes controlled in situ combustion to bring fires in abandoned coal mines and waste banks under control. This new technology involves the accelerated combustion of "waste" coals in situ under controlled ventilation conditions, which allows for total management of the Author: K.

Soroka, R. Chaiken, L. Dalverny, E. Divers. Coal fires in abandoned mines and inactive deposits ([Washington, D.C.?]: U.S. Dept.

of the Interior, Bureau of Mines, []), by United States. Bureau of Mines (page images at HathiTrust) Fire protection in underground and surface coal mines: coal mine entry level training: student text material and instructor's guide ([Washington, D.C.?].

FUNDING ABANDONED MINE RECLAMATION IN MONTANA. Montana's Abandoned Mine Reclamation Bureau is funded by a per ton tax assessed at the national level on coal production.

This abandoned mine reclamation fund was established by the Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act of The money is made available through Congressional appropriation.

Surface water and groundwater samples were collected from 20 locations, situated in the vicinity of the abandoned coal mine fields south of Bochum. The main objective of this research is to assess the environmental impacts of these mines on the surface water and groundwater quality as well as to determine the factors controlling these by: Abandoned mine lands are those lands, waters, and surrounding watersheds contaminated or scarred by the extraction, beneficiation or processing of coal, ores and minerals.

Abandoned mine lands include areas where mining or processing activity is determined to have ceased. Chapter 15 The Policy Setting for Coal Fires: Indicators for Government Action. Chapter 16 United States Bureau of Mines - Study and Control of Fires in Abandoned Mines and Waste Banks.

Chapter 17 Combustion Phenomena and Coal Fires. Accessible book, Coal mines and mining, Reclamation of land, Abandoned coal mines, Pollution, Environmental aspects, Acid mine drainage, Water, Environmental aspects of Coal mine waste, Environmental aspects of Coal mines and mining, Spoil banks, Factory and trade waste, Fires and fire prevention, Strip mining, Waste disposal, Coal preparation.

Centralia’s fire started inwhen residents turned an old strip mine into a dump, and setting the rubbish alight. The fire spread through an unsealed opening to the underground coal mines. But today Centralia has no more than a dozen inhabitants, and they are expected to be gone before long.

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Abandoned mines can produce AMD for more than years and, consequently, pose significant risks to surface water and ground. 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. The magnitude of the problem of extinguishing such fires can be appreciated by the fact that the cost estimates for extinguishing presently existing "waste" coal fires on abandoned lands in burning waste banks in the United States alone would be $ million, and the cost of controlling existing fires in inactive coal deposites would be $ Number of fires for surface coal mines by method of detection and time period, –.

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In the midth century, Colorado Springs was a center of mining industry was mined in 50 mines in the area and towns, now annexed to Colorado Springs, were established to support residents of the coal mining industry.

Hidden Coal Fires Create Visible Problems Local miners often use abandoned mines for shelter, and may burn coal within the shafts for warmth. Besides fires in coal mines, burning coal may also be located in coal waste piles or natural coal seams, often ignited by heat from above ground fires set to clear the landscape for farming.

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A review of problems and solutions of abandoned mines in South Africa. of problems and solutions of abandoned mines in South Africa, International Journal of. Coal and Peat Fires: Indicators for Government Action (K.M. McCurdy). United States Bureau of Mines – Study and Control of Fires in Abandoned Mines and Waste Banks (A.G.

Kim). Smouldering-Combustion Phenomena and Coal Fires (G. Rein). Stracher is the editor of the Geological Society of America book, Geology of Coal Fires. Striking Paydirt: Entrepreneurs Find Innovative New Uses for Old Mines The Animas River polluted by mine waste spill on August 6.

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Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) conducts and publishes an annual Inventory of U.S. Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Sinks report. This inventory .