Effects of the disposal of coal waste and ashes in open pits
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Published by Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Research and Development, Industrial Environmental Research Laboratory, for sale by the National Technical Information Service in Cincinnati, Ohio, Springfield, Va .
Written in English


  • Coal mine waste,
  • Waste disposal in the ground -- United States

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Statementby Jacek Libicki
SeriesInteragency energy-environment research and development program report ; EPA-600/7-78-067, Research reporting series -- EPA-600/7-78-067
ContributionsIndustrial Environmental Research Laboratory (Cincinnati, Ohio)
The Physical Object
Paginationxv, 282 p. :
Number of Pages282
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL13602011M

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