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Remediation of abandoned mine safety hazards

United States. Bureau of Land Management. Nevada State Office

Remediation of abandoned mine safety hazards

final programmatic environmental assessment

by United States. Bureau of Land Management. Nevada State Office

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Published by Bureau of Land Management, Nevada State Office in Reno, Nev .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Public lands,
  • Safety measures,
  • Abandoned mines,
  • Management,
  • Mineral industries,
  • Abandoned mined lands reclamation,
  • Land degradation

  • Edition Notes

    Statement Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Nevada State Office
    The Physical Object
    Paginationiv, 27, [63] p. :
    Number of Pages63
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL25487572M

    Abandoned Mine Lands Program Nevada Division of Minerals. AML Program. The Division of Minerals is legislatively mandated to conduct the State's AML program to identify inactive mines, rank their degree of hazard, and carry out activities to secure these sites, be it .   In addition, many old mine sites pose physical safety hazards, and a number of people meet untimely deaths at abandoned mine sites each year. It’s worth pointing out that mining is an environmentally intensive process, and there are many cases of environmental consequences after regulations have been established — the Summitville Mine in.


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Remediation of abandoned mine safety hazards by United States. Bureau of Land Management. Nevada State Office Download PDF EPUB FB2

Remediation of abandoned mine safety hazards: final programmatic environmental assessment by United States. Bureau of Land Management. Nevada State OfficePages: The Abandoned Mine Site Characterization and Cleanup Handbook (Handbook) has been developed by the Environmental Protection Agency as a resource for project managers working on addressing the environmental concerns posed by inactive mines and mineral processing sites.

The first step in identifying public safety and environmental hazards from legacy abandoned mines is documenting the types of hazards that are present. With this information, sites needing remediation can be prioritized based on the types of hazards and risks they pose.

1File Size: KB. Nova Scotia Department of Natural Resources Mineral Resources Branch Information Series ME 23 Table of Contents. Cover, Table of Contents and Introduction. book) emerged Remediation of abandoned mine safety hazards book a Abandoned Mine Workshop sponsored by the Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) and the California Conference of Directors of Environmental Health, when it became evident that guidance was necessary for evaluating California's abandoned mine lands (AML).

The guidance document needed to serve aFile Size: 1MB. Physical Safety Hazards Since the BLM’s AML Program was established in the late s, the BLM has made great strides in identifying and addressing abandoned mine sites and associated physical safety hazards.

The BLM developed the Abandoned Mine Site Cleanup Module (AMSCM) to track information about abandoned mine sites. Public health and safety hazards result from mine openings, mine wastes, abandoned infrastructure and subsidence. Policy and financial This workshop, which was held in Winnipeg indetermined the key issues for remediation of orphaned and abandoned mine sites, identified common ground among various communitiesFile Size: KB.

Each year, throughout the nation dozens of people are injured or killed while exploring or playing on mine property. The men and women employed in our nation's mines are trained to work in a safe manner.

For trespassers, hazards are not always apparent. Water-filled quarries and pits hide rock ledges, old machinery and other hazards. Abandoned Mine Lands: A Decade of Progress Reclaiming Hardrock Mines The BLM AML Program Mission To support core BLM programs by addressing degraded water quality, hazardous materials, and other environmental impacts on or affecting lands administered by the BLM, and to mitigate physical safety hazards of abandoned mine sites on public lands.

Abandoned Mine Remediation. The Commission inventories and remediates abandoned mine hazards on state school lands throughout California. Many abandoned mines are nearly years old and predate the state’s acquisition of the lands and enactment of laws requiring that lands impacted by mineral exploration and production are reclaimed.

Stay Out – Stay Alive is a national public awareness campaign aimed at warning children and adults about the dangers of exploring and playing on active and abandoned mine sites. Launched by MSHA inthe campaign is a partnership of federal and state agencies, private organizations, businesses and individuals.

Underground Reconnaissance Safety (pdf - MB) Costing Data (pdf - KB) Appendix A: Field Equipment (pdf - KB) Appendix B: Locating Land Features on Topographic Maps (pdf - KB) Appendix C: Compass and Pace Survey (pdf - MB) Appendix D: Weights and Measures (pdf - KB) Appendix E: NPS Abandoned Mine Problem Ratings (pdf - KB).

The small scale model (M) of the underground coal mine bord-and-pillar layout prototype (P) was designed based on the mining layout of an abandoned mine in Ipswich, Queensland, as shown in Fig.

The major component of the model is the rectangular testing tank with dimensions of Cited Remediation of abandoned mine safety hazards book 9.

Public Safety Remediation Projects. To date, federal and state legacy abandoned mine land agencies, in partnerships with the Department, have remediated more than 1, of the highest risk safety hazards on state, federal, and county owned land, at a cost of around $5 million.

Remediation costs have included biological and cultural surveys. BLM has a memorandum of understanding with the State, Division of Minerals regarding remediation. Inabandoned mine-safety hazards were remediated by fencing and other methods. As of November 1,the State had fenced another mine openings.

Title: Coordinated Approach to Remediation of Abandoned Mine Hazards Author: T.G. Carter, W.O. Mackasey and C.M. Steed Subject: Mining & Society Keywords. Abandoned Mine Openings Hazards and Remediation Handbook Nova Scotia Department of Natural Resources DANGER HAZARDOUS AREA OPEN HOLES Project Funded By: Canada - Nova Scotia Cooperation Agreement on Mineral Development.

Title: NSDNR, MRB, IS ME Abandoned Mine Openings Hazards and Remediation Handbook. High Hazard Sites: In AMEC completed inspection of orphaned/abandoned mine sites identified by the Department. The inspections included a detailed safety and environmental hazard assessment of each site; an outline of the work required to mitigate the hazards and rehabilitate the site; and a cost estimate for the mitigation and.

The movement to reclaim abandoned mine sites has gained momentum as federal, state, and private organizations have increased their commitment and resources to tackle mutual, and often controversial, problems of health and safety. The most serious environmental issues for abandoned mines are acidic drainage and metal leaching.

Sources include, underground workings, open pit mine faces and workings, waste rock dumps, and tailing deposits. Public health and safety hazards result from mine openings, mine wastes, abandoned infrastructure and subsidence.

Policy implicationsFile Size: KB. • The remediation of orphaned/abandoned mine sites must be based on concern for public health and safety, respect for ecological integrity, and sustainable development • All work currently ongoing with respect to inventory building and site remediation must continue to be based on sound science and good communication among all partiesFile Size: KB.

The development of an Abandoned Underground Mine Inventory and Risk Assessment process for all state roadways in Ohio is a formidable task. Hundreds of roadway sites may lay atop underground mines.

These roadway sites represent an existing, undefined, and yet possibly significant risk to the safety of the traveling public. Selection of Remediation Measures for Abandoned Mine Sites Michael Nahir, Daryl Hockley NATO, CCMS, Non-Ferrous Mining Sector, • Physical hazards – Mine openings – Water-retaining structures safety issue.

26 Case 1 - Arctic Gold & File Size: KB. The Montana Department of Environmental Quality is charged with protecting a clean and healthy environment as guaranteed to our citizens by our State Constitution.

Our ultimate goal is to protect public health and to maintain Montana's high. Remediation of Heavy Metal Contaminated Groundwater Originated form Abandoned Mine Using Lime and Calcium Carbonate by Minhee Lee, In Sung Paik, Insu Kim, Hyunmin Kang and Sanghoon Lee The researchers used granulated lime and calcium carbonate as coagulants to remove heavy metals, including As, Ni, Cd and Zn.

NAAMLP Hardrock Abandoned Mine Land Reclamation Award. This award program aims to recognize exemplary projects in two categories: Remediation of Contamination Impacting the Environment or Human Health, and.

Remediation of Physical Safety Hazards at legacy abandoned hard rock mines in the United States. The National Association of Abandoned Mine Land Programs’ (NAAMLP) 42nd Annual Conference will be in beautiful Lake Tahoe, Nevada beginning Sunday, September 20th – Wednesday, September 23rd, Abandoned Mine Lands (AML) safety hazards and environmental issues from historic mining practices exist throughout our nation.

Manual for Abandoned Underground Mine Inventory and Risk Assessment Section 9: Remediation. GENERAL DISCUSSION: The purpose of this section of the manual is to provide general guidelines and advice for the remediation of priority sites.

ministration for the remediation of the existing health and safety hazards on the Kaneville (hSOK) site related to abandoned ‘bootleg’ mine workings. an initial exploration exercise exposed aban- doned underground bootleg coal mine workings in the harbour Seam, at depths of ≈.

Estimates on the number of AML sites on NFS land are given by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) and range f to 39, abandoned mines. However, “regardless of the exact number, the scope AML cleanup on land managed by the Forest Service is large and could consume an estimated $4 to $6 billion,” Holtrop said.

•Section of W established the Abandoned and Inactive Noncoal Mine Restoration. The Remediation of Abandoned Mine Sites (RAMS) program is similar to how SMCRA addresses AML sites, emphasis is non-coal mines with water impacts.

•Navajo AML attempted to get matching construction funds through RAMS but was Size: 6MB. Remediation of the Faro Mine is not expected to be fully completed before the end of the Northern Abandoned Mine Reclamation Program.

Until full remediation begins, specific risks at the Faro Mine site will continue to be addressed through pre-remediation works and a care and maintenance program that protects the environment and minimizes risks.

Abandoned Mines Background. There are thousands of abandoned noncoal mine sites in the U.S. that pose environmental and/or safety hazards.

Some of these abandoned sites are the source of environmental contamination, including heavy metal and acid discharges that degrade surface or groundwater quality.

Lists of hardrock mine priority sites ranked based on the basis of human health and safety hazards applying the Reclaimed Abandoned and Inactive Mine Scoring System (RAIMSS). This list guides the Abandoned Mine Section (AMS) reclamation efforts in a "worst first" approach. Also listed are sites that have been reclaimed by AMS and other agencies.

FOREWORD The u.s. Bureau of Mines produced this handbook in response to the increased concernby many groups, including land managing agencies, about the environmental and physical hazards and legal liabilities ofabandoned mines.

It sets forth guidance for the development of an abandoned mine landFile Size: 3MB. public lands provides the authority to address both physical safety hazards and environmental reclamation issues at abandoned mine land sites.

Under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA), actual or potential releases of hazardous substances are the highest priority.

which $ million was approved for the remediation of abandoned mines on National Forest System land. Ultimately, these Recovery Act funds were used to assess and mitigate safety hazards and environmental damage at 16 abandoned mine remediation projects on FS lands in.

Remediation of Physical Safety Hazards at legacy abandoned hardrock mines in the United States. Mining and other mineral resource development have occurred in many areas throughout the country.

Commodities extracted include precious and base metals such as gold, silver, platinum, lead, copper, and zinc, and industrial minerals such as clays.

Soil pollution is defined as the build-up in soils of persistent toxic compounds, chemicals, salts, radioactive materials, or disease causing agents, which have adverse effects on plant growth and animal health [].Soil is the thin layer of organic and inorganic materials that Cited by: In the U.S., the estimation is that approximately 80% of the abandoned mine lands (AML) sites pose physical safety hazards and require more work in determining true safety of these lands.

Every year, dozens are injured or killed in recreational accidents on mine property. The majority of the deaths are unrelated to mine exploration, however. The Western Pennsylvania Coalition for Abandoned Mine Reclamation Strate-gic Plan has been reviewed and revised through a facilitated Strategic Planning process.

The staff, Board of Directors, and key stakeholders including local, state and federal agencies, private citizens, industries, watershed groups andFile Size: 1MB.Mine safety is a broad term referring to the practice of controlling and managing a wide range of hazards associated with the life cycle of mining-related activities.

Mine safety practice involves the implementation of recognised hazard controls and/or reduction of risks associated with mining activities to legally, socially and morally acceptable levels.Abandoned mine land reclamation is a serious issue across the world.

Increasingly, there has been an effort devoted to resolve, or minimize, the “environmental liabilities” of these sites. Abandoned mine land reclamation should be a phased process adapted to the .