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Analysis of coal refuse dam failure, middle fork Buffalo Creek, Saunders, West Virginia

Wahler (W.A.) and Associates

Analysis of coal refuse dam failure, middle fork Buffalo Creek, Saunders, West Virginia

prepared for Bureau of Mines, Office of Deputy Director-Health and Safety

by Wahler (W.A.) and Associates

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Published by United States Dept. of the Interior, Bureau of Mines in Washington, D.C .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Dam failures.,
  • Buffalo Creek (Logan County, W. Va.) -- Flood, 1972.

  • Edition Notes

    ContributionsUnited States. Bureau of Mines., United States. Bureau of Mines. Office of Deputy Director-Health and Safety
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsTC557 W42 B848
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL18747056M

    In , West Virginia coal mines produced million tons. About 25 percent of coal mined is shipped to foreign markets and used mainly in steel manufacturing. Another 15 percent is used by the domestic steel industry. The rest of the coal mined in West Virginia is used to generate electric power.   HUNTINGTON, WV-- Today, the Sierra Club, Ohio Valley Environmental Coalition, West Virginia Highlands Conservancy and West Virginia Rivers Coalition filed a lawsuit against Southeastern Land, LLC, and Fola Coal Company, LLC.,for polluting streams from two of their surface coal mines in West Virginia, the Peachorchard and Ike Fork mines. The lawsuit, filed in federal court in Huntington.

      COAL mining of all kinds has long played a vital role in the West Virginia economy, and the state still sits on more than 30 billion tons of coal reserves, according to federal : Tom Zeller Jr.   Coal is carried from a mine in West Virginia to a power plant in New York in hopper cars on a long train. The automatic hopper car loader is set to put 69 tons of coal into each car. The actual weights of coal loaded into each car are normally distributed, with mean μ = 69 tons and standard deviation σ = ton.

    - MILL CREEK COAL & COKE CO. ELKHORN COLLIERY STORE LOCATED AT BARLOW HOLLOW, Maybeury, West Virginia. STORE WAS DEMOLISHED IN WHEN NEW TUNNEL AND RAILWAY WAS CONSTRUCTED. West Virginia History Virginia Usa Virginia Homes Virginia Studies West Va Coal Mining Take Me Home Adventure Is Out There Family History The Buffalo Creek Disaster - Logan WV History and Nostalgia On Febru , one of the worst disasters in WV history occurred at Buffalo Creek, Logan County, WV when a dam broke and killed people.


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Analysis of coal refuse dam failure, middle fork Buffalo Creek, Saunders, West Virginia by Wahler (W.A.) and Associates Download PDF EPUB FB2

On Februa coal refuse dam, owned and operated by the Buffalo Mining Company, failed near Saunders, West Virginia. The resulting flooding of. On Februa coal refuse dam, owned and operated by the Buffalo Mining Company, failed near West Virginia book, W.

The resulting flooding of the Buffalo Creek Valley had national ramifications. The immediate consequences of the flooding were the deaths of persons and 7 reported missing, the loss of over homes, and extensive flood.

Get this from a library. Analysis of coal refuse dam failure: Middle Fork Buffalo Creek, Saunders, West Virginia. [W.A. Wahler and Associates.; United States.

Bureau of Mines.]. Dam #3, constructed of coarse mining refuse dumped into the Middle Fork of Buffalo Creek starting infailed first, following heavy rains. The water from dam #3 then overwhelmed dams #2 and #1. Dam #3 had been built on top of coal slurry sediment that had collected behind dams # Location: Pittston Coal Company's coal.

Open Library is an open, editable library catalog, building towards a web page for every book ever published. Analysis of coal refuse dam failure by W.A. Wahler and Associates., edition, in English Middle Fork Buffalo Creek, Saunders, West Virginia.

The Lorado Coal Company opened a coal mine at Buffalo Creek and began dumping coal refuse into the mouth of Middle Fork hollow. The Buffalo Creek Company purchased the Lorado Coal Company. US Department of Interior published an information circular, “Burning Refuse Dumps at Coal Mines,” discouraging the use of coal refuse.

The Buffalo Creek flood led to the development of more rigorous State and Federal mine safety regulations. Origins of Disaster.

Analysis of coal refuse dam failure Coal mining was a staple in Logan County, West Virginia. The Lorado Coal Company opened the coal mine on the middle fork of Buffalo Creek in   Headlines of the 'Charleston Daily Mail' of Charleston, WV reporting early death toll of 66 people killed during the Buffalo Creek flood disaster, the result of a giant “coal waste” wall of water from failed “gob” dams high in the hills upstream, also showing houses tossed about in the ravaged watershed.

All coal from the mines was processed through the No. 5 coal- preparation plant located on Buffalo Creek, about one-half mile north of Middle Fork.

and the town of Saunders. A total of men were employed by Buffalo Mining Company prior to the dam failure. The Deadly History Of This West Virginia Dam Is Terrifying But True.

One of the worst disasters in West Virginia happened in Logan county in A makeshift dam that had been built by a strip mining company was washed away by a heavy rain, and 17 communities downstream of the creek were hit with a flood of water and coal : Rachel Whetstone.

Preliminary Analysis of the Coal Refuse Dam Failure at Saunders, West Virginia, Feb. 26, by US Department of the Interior Task Force to Study Coal Waste Hazards (3 copies) West Virginia's Buffalo Creek Flood: A Study of the Hydrology and Engineering Geology by William E.

Davies, James F. Bailey and Donovan B. Kelly, (3 copies) Wahler and Associates () Analysis of Coal Refuse Dam Failure, Middle Fork, Buffalo Creek, Saunders, WV, National Technical Information Service, Springfield, VA, Appendix B, 29 pp.

Google Scholar Wayment, W.R. () Backfilling with tailings — a new approach, Mining With Backfill, 12th Canadian Rock Mechanics Symposium, Sudbury, Canadian Cited by: Coal Fork is an unincorporated census-designated place (CDP) in Kanawha County, West Virginia, United is part of a larger unincorporated community known as Campbells Creek, approximately 10 minutes east of Charleston, West : Kanawha.

failure of the Buffalo Creak dam in West Virginia (Wahler & Associates, ) and the collapsing of an embankment earth dam in South Carolina (Leonards and Deschamps, ). During Hurricane Katrina, three levee breaches were possibly caused by underseepage-induced failure due to piping (Seed et al., a, b).

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Inthe department conveyed its West Virgina findings to state officials in a report titled Report on Conditions of 38 West Virginia Coal Waste Dams. The Buffalo Creek dams were among 32. Mine wastes are a broad group of waste materials resulting from the extraction of metals and non-metals.

() Engineering and Design Manual, Coal Refuse Disposal Facilities, Mining Enforcement and Safety W.A. and Associates () Analysis of Coal Refuse Dam Failure, Middle Fork, Buffalo Creek, Saunders, West Virginia. US Department Cited by:   On Feb. 26,after a break in a dam holding back an impoundment of coal mine wash water—the black material pumped from a coal cleaning and preparation plant ‘—the people, houses.

On Febru people were killed, 1, injured, and 4, were left homeless all because an earth dam failed, destroying the valley of Buffalo Creek. In Buffalo Mining Company, a part of Pittston Coal Company, built its first dam to block waste from the mining operations. A secon. Preparation.

To transform the coal ash into a slurry, coal is separated from non-combustable components and can be fractionated by particle size as slurry can be transferred by pipeline or with specialized pumps such as a progressive cavity pump to pump the highly abrasive, corrosive and viscous coal slurry.

More than 7 billion tons of coal are mined per year (), using. The big landowners—coal, timber, natural gas, and real estate trusts—pay very low property taxes in West Virginia compared to, say, Wyoming, which Author: Whitney Kimball.Between andthis West Virginia county lost more coal jobs than any other county in the United States.

Boone County On July 9, a coal mine explosion in .Maps, satellite views, local search, photos, Wiki information of West Virginia dam.