A study of strip mine reclamation under old and new law
Creators:Black, Gilbert Bargar
Advisor:Pettyjohn, Wayne A., 1933-
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Publisher:The Ohio State University
Series/Report no.:The Ohio State University. Department of Geology and Mineralogy Senior Theses; 1973
Belmont and Noble counties have been strip mined since the early nineteen thirties with very few restrictions as to reclamation and mining operations. The Ohio legislature enacted a new Ohio strip mine law which went into effect April 10, 1972. Under this law mining operations and the reclamation of affected land are carefully controlled. Guidelines and procedures were developed to control run off and to restore the land to original use. Soil samples from three mining areas, two under old law and one under new law, were collected and analized to see the effectiveness of new law regulations.
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