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Disaster Tax Relief for the Midwest

Description: The Midwestern Disaster Tax Relief Act of 2008 is intended to assist with the recovery from the severe weather that affected the Midwest during the summer of 2008. The Jobs, Energy, Families, and Disaster Relief Act of 2008 includes some similar provisions, but these are not limited to the Midwest disaster. The disaster relief in the three bills is similar to that provided to assist with the recovery from the 2005 hurricanes and the 2007 Kansas tornadoes. This report broadly discusses the disaster relief provisions in other relevant legislation.
Date: August 20, 2008
Creator: Lunder, Erika
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Recovery of Zinc from Low-Grade and Complex Ores

Description: From Introduction: "Vocalization in retorts has been, until recently, the only commercial process of producing spelter, hence the zinc mine operators have had to meet the terms of the zinc mine operators have had to meet the terms of the zinc smelters in regard to the following requirements: (1) Minimum percentage of zinc the ore must contain; (2) the chemical combination of the zinc in the ore; (3) the proportion present of those elements that interfere with the successful recovery of the zinc when the ore is retorted. As stated previously, and as will be shown later, a large part of the valuable mineral content of the ore is lost in effecting this concentration. As a result of the other requirements that have to be met in zinc smelting, much zinc is lost in the mining and milling of zinc ore."
Date: 1919
Creator: Lyon, Dorsey A. & Ralston, Oliver C.
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Vacuum-Freezing Vapor-Compression Process: Evaluation on Brackish Water

Description: From Abstract: "The Vacuum-Freezing Vapor-Compression (VFVC) Process was evaluated on high salinity brackish water during the period from February 1968 through December 1969 by Colt Industries Inc., under O.S.W. Contract No. 14-01-0001-967 at Roswell, New Mexico. The 15,000 gpd VFVC test plant is mounted on a mobile trailer which was built by Colt Industries Inc. in their factory at Beloit, Wisconsin. Prior to operation at Roswell, the plant was operated at Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina to check out the system and to operate the trailer on sea water." Process Description: "A simplified diagram, Figure 2, shows both the essential components of the process and flow paths of the various streams in the system. Typical heat and mass balances are shown on Figures 3 and 4."
Date: March 1970
Creator: Jhawar, M. M. & Fraser, J. H.
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City Smoke Ordinances and Smoke Abatement

Description: From Introduction: "In connection with the fuel investigations conducted by the Bureau of Mines much information has been accumulated as to the smoke abatement activities in various cities. The essential features of the information are presented in this report, which, it is believed, will be of public interest and benefit, especially to those communities that are just beginning organized effort to abate unnecessary smoke."
Date: 1912
Creator: Flagg, Samuel B.
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Coal-Mine Accidents in the United States and Foreign Countries

Description: From Introduction: "The lack of comparable and accurate statistics of coal-mine accidents in the united States as a whole led the Bureau of Mines in 1911 to undertake the collection of such data. The mining departments of the leading foreign coal-producing countries have long taken cognizance of the importance of statistics. The bureau feels that in presenting the tables embodied in this report it is offering the and comparable statistics of coal-min accidents for the country as a whole that have ever been published."
Date: 1913
Creator: Horton, Frederick W.
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An Investigation of Powdered Coal as Fuel for Power-Plant Boilers: Tests at Oneida Street Power Station, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Description: From Introduction: "This bulletin presents the results of 36 tests made on a 468-horse-power Edge Moor boiler fired with pulverized coal at the Oneida Street Station of the Milwaukee Electric Railway & Light Co., Milwaukee, Wis."
Date: 1923
Creator: Kreisinger, Henry; Blizard, John; Augustine, C. E. & Cross, B. J.
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Atmospheric Deposition and Biogeochemistry of Mercury and other Trace Contaminants in Aquatic Ecosystems, Final Project Report Part II: Mercury Studies 2002-2004

Description: This report summarizes the mercury studies, and has two main objectives. First to summarize the findings of biogeochemical investigations in the Devils Lake watershed during 2002, 2003, and 2004 and compare them to findings for other lakes. The second objective is to compile and tabulate the large amount of mercury data that are collected so that they will be usefule to the Tribe in future studies.
Date: June 2006
Creator: Morrison, K. A. & Watras, C. J.
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Wisconsin Emergency Management and Homeland Security Statutory Authorities Summarized

Description: This report is one of a series that profiles the emergency management and homeland security statutory authorities of the 50 states, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, and three territories (American Samoa, Guam, and the U.S. Virgin Islands). Each profile identifies the more significant elements of state statutes, generally as codified. This report focuses on the state of Wisconsin.
Date: July 2, 2004
Creator: Bea, Keith; Runyon, L. Cheryl & Warnock, Kae M.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Geochemical Studies in the Southwestern Wisconsin Zinc-Lead Area

Description: From introduction: This report describes the work done and the results obtained during a study of the distribution of zinc and lead in soils, rocks, and natural waters of the southwestern Wisconsin zinc-lead area.
Date: 1956
Creator: Kennedy, Vance C.
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Zinc-Lead-Copper Resources and General Geology of the Upper Mississippi Valley District

Description: From introduction: This report discusses the general geology of the Upper Mississippi Valley zinc-lead district, the distribution of ore deposits, and some relations of the ore deposits to the major geologic features.
Date: 1955
Creator: Heyl, Allen V.; Lyons, Erwin J.; Agnew, Allen F. & Behre, Charles H., Jr.
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Hydrology of the Lake Wingra Basin, Dane County, Wisconsin

Description: From introduction: The purpose of this report is to describe the hydrologic system in the Lake Wingra basin, with particular emphasis on the hydrolic budget of the lake itself.
Date: July 1975
Creator: Oakes, E. L.; Hendrickson, G. E. & Zuehls, E. E.
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Accident Experience: Iron-Ore Mines, Lake Superior District, 1940-43

Description: Report issued by the U.S. Bureau of Mines discussing the iron-ore mining accident experience in the Lake Superior District. Frequency and severity rates of accidents between 1940 and 1943 are presented. This report includes tables.
Date: May 1945
Creator: Cash, Frank E. & Larsen, Reuben D.
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Magnetic Base Stations in Lake Superior Iron Districts

Description: Report issued by the U.S. Bureau of Mines on the magnetic base stations located in Minnesota, Michigan, and Wisconsin. The report evaluates the usefulness of the stations for calibration of certain instruments. This report contains tables, graphs, maps, and illustrations.
Date: September 1951
Creator: Bath, Gordon D.
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Birds of the St. Croix River Valley: Minnesota and Wisconsin

Description: Summary of the birds of the St. Croix River Valley, including descriptions of each species' migration status and times of year, nesting season distribution, and habitat.
Date: 1981
Creator: Faanes, Craig A.
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Application of Digital Mapping Technology to the Display of Hydrologic Information A Proof-of-Concept Test in the Fox-Wolf River Basin, Wisconsin

Description: From introduction: This report describes the design and implementation of a prototype water resources information system for the Fox-Wolf River basin...This report also describes the use of the Fox-Wolf information system for an assessment of selected hydrologic conditions in the basin.
Date: 1983
Creator: Moore, G. K.; Batten, L. G.; Allord, G. J. & Robinove, C. J.
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Aquatic Biology in Nederlo Creek, Southwestern Wisconsin

Description: From abstract: This report presents the results of biologic investigations by the U.S. Geological Survey and the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources during a study of hydrology and water quality in a small drainage basin in the "Driftless Area" of southwest Wisconsin. The investigation included aquatic macrophytes, periphytic and planktonic algae, benthic invertebrates, and trout population dynamics during 1967-78.
Date: November 1982
Creator: Kammerer, P. A., Jr.; Lidwin, R. A.; Mason, J. W. & Narf, R. P.
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Water Use in Wisconsin, 1979

Description: From abstract: This report summarizes the uses of water in Wisconsin for 1979, except aesthetics, navigation, and recreational use.
Date: July 1982
Creator: Lawrence, C. L. & Ellefson, B. R.
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Automatic Dilution Gaging of Rapidly Varying Flow

Description: From introduction: The purpose of this report is to develop and evaluate a method to automate the constant-rate-injection technique, described by Cobb and Bailey, with sufficient accuracy and reliability to determine discharge in storm sewers under rapidly varying flow conditions.
Date: October 1983
Creator: Duerk, Marvin D.
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Recycling Ground Water in Waushara County, Wisconsin: Resource Management for Cold-Water Fish Hatcheries

Description: Recycling water within the local ground-water system is an effective means to increase quantity and control water temperature of the water supply and to control or avoid environmental pollution. A fish-rearing facility, operated for 15 months, returned water to the local ground-water system through an infiltration pond and recycled 83 percent of its water supply. For each 100 gallons pumped the net stress on the aquifer was equivalent to withdrawing 17 gallons. Despite recycling, nutrient content and temperature of the water supply were acceptable throughout the study period. The rearing-facility nutrient output ranged from 1 to 2 pounds of nitrate-nitrogen per day, but nitrate-nitrogen levels in the water supply remained below 4 mg/1. The water temperature ranged from 7°C to 14°C. Mathematical relations developed show that acceptable nitrate-nitrogen levels and water temperatures nearly optimum for salmonid rearing could be maintained during full-scale hatchery operation.
Date: April 1976
Creator: Novitzki, R. P.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department