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Gas Masks for Gases Met in Fighting Fires

Description: Technical paper issued by the Bureau of Mines over the development of gas masks designed for fighting fires. The characteristics of the different types of masks in development are presented. This paper includes tables, illustrations, and photographs.
Date: August 1921
Creator: Fieldner, Arno Carl; Katz, Sidney H. & Kinney, Selwyne P.
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Investigation for South Fill Area, United States Military Academy, West Point, New York

Description: Abstract: "The investigation reported herein describes surface and subsurface horizontal and vertical control, sampling, testing, laboratory testing, and analyses performed to determine the stability of a rock fill over fat clay deposits (South Fill) bordering the Hudson River at the West Point Military Academy, West Point, New York. The South Fill area in its present configuration was found to be stable and should remain stable provided use is limited to parking, athletic fields, and recreational areas. The report contains documentation of data collected since the monitoring program began in 1961."
Date: August 1980
Creator: Taylor, Hugh M., Jr.; Poplin, Jack K. & Mitchell, Gerald B.
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Injury Experience in the Coking Industry, 1951

Description: From Introduction and Summary: "Reports from operating companies showed that 25,715 men worked at coke ovens in 1951, about 6 percent more than were employed in 1950 and, except in 1943, the largest work force since 1930, when 28,139 men were employed. The work time for all employees was 70,190,493 man-hours. The returns indicated an average of 344 work days per man as compared with 341 days in the previous year. Accidents at the ovens resulted in the death of 10 and injury to 768 workers, both of these figures representing fewer injuries than in 1950."
Date: 1954
Creator: Reese, Seth T.; Kearney, Naomi W. & Miller, Elizabeth A.
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Mining and Preparing Domestic Graphite for Crucible Use

Description: From Prefactory Statement: "In this bulletin are presented the results obtained in the first two phases of the work outlined above. The bulletin is in two parts. The first part describes the methods of mining and milling used, suggests a standard method of sampling finished graphite, and describes a rapid and convenient method of analysis developed at the Pittsburgh station of the Bureau of Mines, to which has been assigned the analytical and microscopic work. The second part describes experiments on the concentration and milling of graphite, which were made at the Salt Lake City, Utah, station."
Date: 1920
Creator: Dub, George D. & Moses, Frederick G.
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The Feldspars of the New England and North Appalachian States

Description: From Introduction: "The investigations presented in this bulletin have been undertaken by the bureau with a view to a better understanding of the conditions which confront the producer of commercial feldspar and also with the object of determining wherein the various deposits of feldspar differ."
Date: 1916
Creator: Watts, A. S.
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Mine Pumping Plants: Anthracite Region of Pennsylvania

Description: From Summary: "To obtain a reliable picture of the anthracite-mine-water problem and to solve that problem, it is necessary to have factual data on the volume and the quality and character of mine water handled by pumping plants in the anthracite region, as well as kinds of pumps utilized and problems concerning their operation. The main conclusion that be drawn from an investigation of drainage practices in the anthracite region is that, although efficient pumping layouts, tunnels for draining active mines, and large-scale surface-drainage facilities for keeping water out of mines are in use, the anthracite industry still is threatened with curtailment, to a major degree, and premature extinction because of the encroachment of water, unless remedial action is undertaken in the vary near future by all interests concerned."
Date: 1953
Creator: Ash, S. H. (Simon Harry), b. 1889; Hower, C. S.; Kennedy, D. O. & Lesser, W. 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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Microscopic Structure and Concentratability of the Important Iron Ores of the United States

Description: Outline of Problem: "This paper covers a survey of 19 ores collected from seven of the more important iron-ore districts of the United States and is a contribution by the ore-dressing section of the United States Bureau of Mines to general research program on iron and steel being conducted by the Bureau."
Date: 1936
Creator: Cooke, S. R. B.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Further Investigations of Natural Environmental Radiation

Description: Report documenting the investigation of cosmic and terrestrial background radiation. "Remeasurements in many locations furnished estimates of dosimetric increase in terrestrial levels due to fallout. Radiation measurement sin residential dwellings in he New York metropolitan areas are described" (p. 1).
Date: November 3, 1959
Creator: Solon, Leonard R.; Lowder, Wayne M.; Shambon, Arthur & Blatz, Hanson
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Strontium Program: Quarterly Summary Report, February 24, 1959

Description: From Abstract: "This report is one of a sequence of quarterly reports, each designed to up-date its predecessor beginning with HASL-42, "Environmental Contamination from Weapon Tests." Herein are reported data which have accrued since HASL-51. In particular, the levels of strontium 90 in fallout, milk, tap water, vegetation, and foods are given, based on data available from November 1, 1958 to January 30, 1959."
Date: February 24, 1959
Creator: Hardy, Edward P., Jr. & Klein, Stanley
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Strontium Program: Quarterly Summary Report, November 19, 1958

Description: From Abstract: "This report up-dates certain sections of HASL-42, "Environmental Contamination from Weapon Tests". In particular, the levels of Strontium-90 in fallout, milk, tap water, air, and soil are included for data available up to November 1, 1958."
Date: November 19, 1958
Creator: Hardy, Edward P., Jr. & Klein, Stanley
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The HASL Bone Program 1961-1964

Description: Report documenting the measuring of strontium-90 levels contained in the bones of children and adults of various age brackets across the United States.
Date: August 16, 1965
Creator: Rivera, Joseph & Harley, John H.
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Regulation of Explosives in the United States: with Especial Reference to the Administration of the Explosives Act of October 6, 1917, by the Bureau of Mines

Description: From Origin of Federal Explosives Act, October 6, 1917: " A competent force from the Bureau of Mines was then assigned to study the laws and ordinances of countries, States, and municipalities in which lawas and ordinances regulating explosives have been enacted, and especially to ascertain how these laws had been modified by the necessities of the existing state of war, and, also, wherein the proposed law might conflict with or overlap the jurisdiction of existing laws. This incomplete enumeration of the peace-time uses of explosives shows that the quantity consumed is large. A more definite conception is given by the following statistics of production, to which is added statistics for exportation that disclose something of the effect of war on the explosives industry."
Date: 1921
Creator: Munroe, Charles E.
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Optimum Operation of Desalting Plants as a Supplemental Source of Safe Yield

Description: From Summary: "The Operating Rule Program receives focus in this report. It is written in Fortran IV computer language and consists of about 1,700 statements. Principles results of the application of the program are summarized in Table 1 for the three systems analyzed."
Date: April 1970
Creator: Clyde, Calvin G. & Blood, Wesley H.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Reconnaissance for Radioactive Materials in Northeastern United States During 1952

Description: Report discussing reconnaissance for radioactive materials in parts of Maine, New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania during 1952. From Abstract: "The primary objective was to examine the iron ore deposits and associated rocks in the Adirondack Mountains of New York and the Highlands of New Jersey."
Date: June 1953
Creator: McKeown, Francis A. & Klemic, Harry
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

A Facility Designed to Monitor the Unsaturated Zone During Infiltration of Tertiary-Treated Sewage, Long Island, New York

Description: Abstract: A facility consisting of a circular recharge basin 6.10 meters in diameter with a central observation manhole was developed on Long Island to study the role of the unsaturated zone during aquifer recharge with tertiary-treated sewage. The manhole extends through most of the 7.5-meter-thick unsaturated zone, which is composed of glacial outwash sand and gravel, and enables collection of water samples and monitoring of dynamic characteristics of the unsaturated zone during recharge experiments. The system contains instrumentation for monitoring infiltration rate, pressure-head distribution, soil-moisture content, ground-water levels, and soil gases. The 24.55-square-meter recharge basin has operated in all seasons intermittently since April 1975 and, as of April 1978, has transmitted 62 million liters of tertiary-treated effluent to the water-table aquifer. Overall performance of the facility indicates that it is suitably designed for monitoring the unsaturated zone during artificial-recharge experiments.
Date: August 1979
Creator: Prill, Robert C.; Oaksford, Edward T. & Potorti, James E.
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Hydraulic Considerations in Sampling the Unsaturated Zone with Inclined Gravity Lysimeters

Description: Purpose and scope: This report discusses the design, theory of operation, performance characteristics, and sampling implications if the inclined gravity lysimeter. This variation of a gravity lysimeter can be constructed to maximize capture efficiency and eliminate artificial filtration and is used most successfully in coarse, moist soils where access for installation is from a trench or observation manhole.
Date: 1983
Creator: Oaksford, Edward T.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

United States Earthquakes, 1929

Description: Report discussing earthquake activity in the United States during 1929. The report is broken down by regions and has sections for specific earthquakes.
Date: 1931
Creator: Heck, N. H. & Bodle, R. R.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

United States Earthquakes, 1944

Description: Report discussing earthquake activity in the United States during 1944. The report is broken down by regions and has sections for specific earthquakes.
Date: 1944
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