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NPDES Permitting & Reporting, and Spill Prevention Countermeasures & Control
From IDEM Office of Water Quality:
Mobile Computing Workshop
Blaster Retraining Workshop
A discussion of Peabody Energy’s reforestation efforts from the 1980’s to present and processes to deal with compaction, rodents, herbaceous ground cover competition, & availability of quality tree seedlings.
Almost 200,000 Indiana acres are underlain by abandoned underground coal mines which may contain 140 billion gallons or more of water. The chemistry and data on 6 of these and future development of the coal-mine aquifer for a variety of beneficial purposes will be discussed.
There has been a concerted effort in the last 10 years to develop standards for stream mitigation by many states in cooperation with the EPA and Corps. The latest stream mitigation regulations and policies of Indiana, Illinois, Ohio, and Kentucky will be discussed.
Carbon dioxide accumulation can happen in homes constructed on or near reclaimed coal mines. At one site in Indiana, building-foundation characteristics were not compatible with the standard mitigation system. Data & mechanical systems used to study this location’s phenomenon will be discussed.
Keys to success in attaining high productivity from highwall mining will be presented.
Discusses present information of the Air Force program to qualify and certify Fischer Tropsch fuels produced from coal and natural gas, and future plans for the use of these fuels in aviation.
Discusses the study taking place at the Somerville Mine concerning restoration of reclaimed mine sites by promoting successful plantation establishment of the American chestnut and high quality oak seedlings.
Indiana Expeditions (no presentation available)
A lively presentation of fun & informative science activities, including Children’s Museum online resources and Dino Dig Adventures, the Science Works Institute, and lessons from the television show, Indiana Expeditions.
Presents strategies to jump start Conservation Cropping Systems for improving soil quality.