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Some chemical characteristics of mine drainage in Illinois

Water Supply Paper 2078

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Abstract

Surface mining for coal in Illinois has affected runoff from the mined areas and altered water quality in the streams. Average annual sulfate loads in streams are 3,000-4,000 tons per square mile of mined land in the Big Muddy and Saline River basins in southern Illinois. Relatively high concentrations of dissolved aluminum, arsenic, chromium, copper, iron, manganese, and zinc are commonly associated with concentrations of sulfate greater than about 2,000 milligrams per liter.

Additional Publication Details

Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
Some chemical characteristics of mine drainage in Illinois
Series title:
Water Supply Paper
Series number:
2078
Edition:
-
Year Published:
1982
Language:
ENGLISH
Publisher:
U.S. G.P.O.,
Description:
iv, 47 p. :ill., maps ;24 cm.