Sedimentation Pond Removal in Eastern Ohio Coal Mining
Due to the large number of sedimentation ponds used in surface coal mining, efficient, economical, and environmentally acceptable methods for sedimentation pond removal and reclamation...

Application of Shotcrete for Ground Support at Inco Mines
In 1989, shotcrete was first successfully introduced for ground support in production areas at Frood Mine. Until then the only successful application of shotcrete had been in major permanent...

A Note on Physical Modeling Approach for Assessment of Excavation Techniques
With the growing interest in utilizing underground space, the need for quantitative and qualitative assessment of excavation techniques to dictate the best choice for mining is now becoming...

Selection of the Initial Access for the Yucca Mountain Exploratory Studies Facility
This paper describes the activities undertaken to examine relevant factors and select the initial access for the Yucca Mountain exploratory studies facility. To aid their decision, the...

Discrete Feature Modelling at the Stripa Mine in Sweden: Significance for Hydrologic Modelling of Fractured Rock Masses
The third and final phase of the Stripa Project included a series of characterization efforts, predictions, and validations to determine the viability of discrete-fracture groundwater...

Operational Considerations in Drift Emplacement of Waste Packages
This paper discusses the operational considerations as well as the advantages and disadvantages of emplacing waste packages in drifts in a repository. The considerations apply particularly...

An Integrated Approach Toward Characterization of Radionuclide Transport at Yucca Mountain, Nevada
A major effort of site characterization activities at Yucca Mountain, Nevada, a site being studied by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) as a potential repository of high-level radioactive...

Analyses of Natural Resources in 10 CFR Part 60 as Related to Inadvertent Human Intrusion
The purpose of this paper is to examine the intent of the regulatory language of the portions of 10 CFR Part 60 which deal with considerations of the natural resources of a proposed geologic...

Field Investigation of Mining-Induced Seismicity on Local Geohydrology
Hydraulic response of the rock mass due to earthquakes is one of the concerns in the assessment of the long-term performance of a repository. Studies performed by other researchers indicated...

Progress on the U.S. Department of Energy's Issue Resolution Process: A Status Report
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) is studying Yucca Mountain, Nevada, to determine its suitability for a mined geologic repository for high-level nuclear waste. In addition to identifying,...

The Annotated Outline Process for a Mined Geologic Disposal System License Application
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) is studying Yucca Mountain, Nevada, as a potential site for a mined geologic repository for high-level nuclear waste. DOE has the responsibility to...

Yucca Mountain Site Characterization Project Performance Based Q List
In mid-1992, the Yucca Mountain Site Characterization Project (YMP) initiated a performance based 'Q' List development effort. This effort is intended to evolve a 'Q' List based upon the...

Borehole Security on the Yucca Mountain Project
A borehole security plan was developed and is being implemented to address safety, environmental protection and restoration, waste isolation, and security concerns related to boreholes...

Mine Support, Radiation and Ventilation Control with Spray-on Barriers
The use of spray-on liner agents to provide localized excavation support in place of traditional techniques such as shotcrete or bolts-and-screen has been the subject of extensive investigation....

Shotcrete for Underground Support VI
This proceedings consists of papers presented at the Shotcrete for Underground Support VI Conference held in Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, Canada, May 2-6, 1993. It covers three broad...

Water Quality Impacts of a Lead/Zinc Mine in Northwest Alaska
In order to assure that water quality in the Red Dog Creek/lkalukrok Creek/Wulik River watershed returned to pre-mining conditions, the order required that water quality and fish tissue...

Offshore Mining Regulatory Processes—A Case Study
This is a case study of the process used in permitting the Nome Offshore Placer Project (NOPP), a gold mining project offshore Nome, Alaska, which operated from 1985 through 1990. The...

New Directions in Integrated Hydrologic Modeling with GIS
In 1988, the Florida Institute of Phosphate Research funded a project to develop an integrated hydrologic model to more adequately represent mine reclamation hydrology. Five years later,...

Overmining Causes Undermining(It's a Mad Mad River)
Instream aggregate mining has caused significant problems and expense to California bridges. Riverbed degradation on the order of 3-5 m (9-15 ft) beneath waterway crossings within actively...

Integrated Planning Analysis for an Aggregate Mine
Planning and design work of an aggregate mining facility within the Sutter Bypass, a key component of California's flood control system, is being performed by multidisciplinary team of...

 

 

 

 

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