National Academy of Sciences
National Academy of Engineering
Institute of Medicine
National Research Council
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October 12, 2001

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The federal government should have clear authority to review the stability of basins designed to store liquid waste from coal processing plants, says a new report from the National Academies' National Research Council. Regulatory agencies also should work toward establishing a standard design to prevent the barriers between basins and underground mines from collapsing.


Speakers:
Franklin Orr Beal Professor and Dean, School of Earth Sciences, Stanford University, Stanford, Calif. and Chair, Committee on Coal Waste Impoundments.