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Reclamation of orphan strip mined land in Southern Illinois and Western Kentucky

Clara Ann Leuthart

Reclamation of orphan strip mined land in Southern Illinois and Western Kentucky

a field study of the Palzo Project of Williamson County, Illinois and the Clear Creek Swamp of Webster and Hopkins Counties, Kentucky

by Clara Ann Leuthart

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Published by University of Louisville in Louisville, KY .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Strip mining -- Environmental aspects -- Illinois.,
  • Strip mining -- Environmental aspects -- Kentucky.,
  • Reclamation of land -- Illinois.,
  • Reclamation of land -- Kentucky.

  • Edition Notes

    Statementby Clara Ann Leuthart.
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxi, 225 l. :
    Number of Pages225
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL21975515M

    The accompanying coal mine directory for each county provides basic information about the coal mines. Coal has been mined in 76 counties in Illinois and more than 7, coal mines have operated since commercial mining began in Our maps of known mines for each of these counties may help the public to identify mined areas. Area of Strip-Mined Land in Illinois by County and Character of Vegetation County B S Weeds, ihrubs and legumes Forested Total Date of estimate Natural Planted Bureau acres 5 acres 1 4 1 1 1 2 1 2 15 acres 1 16 73 30 56 28 25 89 50 1 38 2 acres 66 2

    Native grasses may be useful in the revegetation of abandoned mined lands, related to their low nutrient requirements and permanent cover. Due to the inherently variable soil moisture conditions on ungraded mine spoil two species with differing moisture requirements were chosen for study. Little. The Department of the Interior’s Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement (OSMRE) today announced the availability of the Fiscal Year Abandoned Mine Land (AML) Reclamation grants, which will provide $ million to states and tribes to reclaim abandoned coal mines.

    A strip coal mine near Carterville, Illinois Contributor Names Rothstein, Arthur, , photographer Created / Published Effect of strip mining on land. Carterville, Illinois 1 negative: safety ; 3 1/4 x 4 1/4 inches or smaller. Abstract. An early successional wetland complex on a reclaimed surface coal mine in southern Illinois was studied – Seasonally, biomass was low, with above-ground values of 10–g m −2 and below-ground biomass of – g m −s peaked in spring and did not vary much throughout the remainder of the growing by: 6.


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Reclamation of orphan strip mined land in Southern Illinois and Western Kentucky by Clara Ann Leuthart Download PDF EPUB FB2

The areas studied exhibit different aspects of the problem of orphan strip mines. The Palzo tract is a acre parcel of orphan land in southern Illinois that is being reclaimed by incorporating sewage sludge into the spoil and seeding. Seven sampling stations were established along Sugar Creek which drains the Palzo area.

Six of these stations were well above the area to be : Leuthart, Clara Ann. Illinois’ first reclamation law, the Open Cut Land Reclamation Act ofrequired spoil ridge tops within feet of public roads to be leveled and graded and affected areas seeded or planted when the land was to be used for pasture.

Inrequirements were increased under the Surface Mined Land Reclamation act (SMLRA) to include aFile Size: KB. Mar 1, - Explore adadunn's board "Southern Illinois Coal Mines" on Pinterest. See more ideas about Coal mining, Southern illinois and Coal miners pins.

Current: About Abandoned Mine Land Program. Indiana has a history of requiring reclamation of coal mined lands. In fact, it was the second state to pass laws to regulate mining in Because state laws varied, a federal law requiring mine reclamation was passed in Prior to and with some of the early laws, land was abandoned or.

The mission of Oklahoma’s Abandoned Mine Land Reclamation Program is to protect lives, repair scarred land and improve the environment.

Twenty-six (26) known deaths have occurred in the state on abandoned coal mines. Oklahoma has over $ million in reclamation that needs to be addressed and receives only $3 million per year. Mining inevitably disturbs land. Modern mines reclaim the surface during and after mining is completed, returning the land to useful purposes.

Reclaimed mine lands are often more attractive to wildlife and human uses than before mining started. Sand and gravel mining operations went on in the mid ’s at Glacier Sand and Gravel. IL SCML updated 3/29/ Illinois Department of Natural Resources. Office of Mines and Minerals.

Division of Land Reclamation. One Natural Resources Way, Springfield, IL File Size: KB. Mining and reclamation sites are inspected on a regular basis by state inspectors.

Federal inspectors also conduct random oversight inspections. Kentucky coal operators through FY have paid $ million into the Federal Abandoned Mine Land program to reclaim land mined prior to August 3, (Fig. 11 A) ] RECLAIMING ILLINOIS STRIP COAL LAND 25 30' 3 5 11 1 9 4 13 7 2 6 8 10 H D A E C B G F 12 Fertilizer application ( Ib./A) A B plus trace elements C plus trace elements D E F G H ' Species seeded Pounds Rafe per plot per acre 1 Kentucky bluegrass.

15 2 Bromegrass. 1 5 3. Illinois is considered a national leader in the area of mined land reclamation. For many years, our state has had laws regulating the reclamation process. As a result, mined lands have been successfully reclaimed for ball diamonds, parks, lakes, trails, golf courses, pasture and productive farmland in Illinois towns like Eldorado, Virden.

From to more than billion tons of coal were mined and roughlyacres were disturbed. In the period3, acres of land were disturbed by surface mining. EPA/ April Coal and the Environment Abstract Series BIBLIOGRAPHY ON MINED-LAND RECLAMATION Compiled by V.

Gleason Bituminous Coal Research, Inc. Monroeville, Pennsylvania Grant Number R Project Officer Ronald D, Hill Resource Extraction and Handling Division Industrial Environmental Research Laboratory Cincinnati, Ohio Co.

Coal Production—Coal production in Illinois Basin began in the early ’s. From toabout 5, million short tons (mst) of coal were produced from all mineable coals in Illinois, about 2, mst in western Kentucky, and about 2, mst in Indiana.

A maximum of about. The Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act of provides for the restoration of mine lands, abandoned or left inadequately restored before August 3, Production fees of 35 cents per ton of surface-mined coal, 15 cents per ton of coal mined underground, and 10 cents per ton of lignite Continue reading.

Linda Bailey Abandoned Mine Land (AML) Reclamation Project based on Categorical Exclusion (CX) Letcher County, Kentucky The Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement (OSM) has completed a review of the Octorequest for ATP with construction activity on the Linda. Strip Mines Over sixty percent of the electricity we consume in Tennessee is generated by the burning of coal—which, unfortunately, is the most damaging way to generate it.

The burning of coal contributes to global warming, regional haze, acid rain, and ozone pollution, some of which harm us directly and all of which harm the land. Illinois displaced Kentucky as the country's leading producer of fluorite in For many years, Illinois accounted for more than 50% of total U.S.

fluorspar production. Bydue to the cost of mining, more than 90% of the fluorite used in the U.S. was importedfrom other countries Illinois was the only remaining domestic producer. Figure General view of the western end of the Illinois Third Vein Mine Reclamation project area, looking east along the access road.

The extant power/hoist-engine house associated with the coal mine appears in the distance at left-center. The southern mine dump rises in the background. The railroad lines formerly servicing the mine. Pennsylvania, Ohio, Kentucky and Illinois each were found to have overacres (40, ha) and West Virginia, Alabama and Missouri o acres (20, ha) of unreclaimed coal mine land.

These same States and several others also were found to have large acreages of coal mined land that did require reclamation by State law. Mercer & Rock Island Counties, Illinois Prepared By: Illinois Department of Natural Resources Office of Mines & Minerals Abandoned Mined Lands Reclamation Division This project will provide for the reclamation of 10 abandoned mine sites as authorized by the Abandoned Mined Lands and Water Reclamation Act (P.A.

; 20 ILCS ). A variety of environmental problems, including air, land, and water pollution arise from mining activities. The detrimental impact of mining has been a topic of concern for many years. Abandoned mine Cited by: The Coal Mine Information System (CMIS) is a repository for historical coal mining information in Indiana.

It was developed through a cooperative agreement between the Indiana Geological Survey and the Indiana Department of Natural Resources, Division of Reclamation. In addition to historical documents, prepared maps and reports, the CMIS has.Your browser is currently not supported.

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