August 2004
Volume 56    Issue 8

Alternatives analysis for coal slurry impoundments

Mining Engineering , 2004, Vol. 56, No. 8, pp. 47-47
Gardner, J.S.; Houston, K.E.; Campoli, A.


ABSTRACT:

 After the Martin County coal slurry impoundment failure released 0.95 to 1.15 million m3 (250 to 300 million gal) of coal slurry, there has been a continued outcry for the elimination of coal slurry impoundments. Many alternative methods and technologies have been proposed as viable replacements. Regulatory agencies are now requiring that companies justify new coal slurry impoundments by preparing alternatives analyses for each project. This paper reviews several of these alternative methods and technologies.



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