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Evaluation of Wastewater Treatment Practices Employed At Alaskan Gold Placer Mining Operations.

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The document presents the findings of a study to determine costs of implementing effluent limitations for the gold placer mining industry in Alaska. The primary of this study was to determine the performance of settling pond systems employed at placer mining operations for removal of suspended and settleable solids. An additional goal was to assemble information relative to the cost associated with the installation and maintenance of settling ponds in remote areas of Alaska.

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Placer mining; Effluents; Settling ponds; Cost analysis; Cost effectiveness; Mine wastes; Mine waters; Waste water treatment; Waste water disposal; Suspended solids; pH; Water sampling; Alaska; Tables (Data); Gold mines; Mining operations; Sluicing; Settleable solids
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Reference #:
1979
W.79.3
Availability:
Yes
EPA Office:
Office of Water
Office Suboffice:
Office of Water Regulations and Standards
Office Division:
Effluent Guidelines Division
EPA Author:
NR
Document Type:
Background Cost-Related Document
Contractors:
Arvin/Calspan Advanced Technology Center
Document Status:
Not Reported
Pages:
50

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