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Interstate Technical Group on Abandoned Underground Mines
Fourth Biennial Abandoned Underground Mine Workshop

To provide a forum for transportation technical personnel to discuss, present, and share experiences in the documentation, information dissemination, discovery and identification, and remediation of abandoned underground mines that affect transportation systems.

Hosted by:

The Iowa Department of Transportation and
The Illinois Department of Transportation
May 1-3, 2002
Davenport, Iowa

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Wednesday, May 1
11:00 - 1:00pm Registration
1:00 - 1:20pm Opening Remarks (Host States, FHWA)
Note: Actual lists of Member Presentation may change.
1:20 - 3:20pm Member Presentations:
Arizona (Abstract),
Illinois (Abstract),
Indiana ,
Iowa (Abstract),
Kansas (Abstract),
Missouri (Abstract)
3:20 - 3:40pm Break
3:40 - 5:30 pm Member Presentations: New York,
North Dakota (Abstract),
Ohio (Abstract #1 | Abstract #2),
Pennsylvania Turnpike,
West Virginia,
Virginia (Abstract),
Canada Federal Railroad Commission,
Canada (Abstract)
6:00 - 7:00pm Mixer (soft drinks/pretzels)
Thursday, May 2
7:00 - 8:00am ITGAUM Members get together during breakfast
8:00 - 10:10am Presentations:
  Abandoned Underground Coal Mines in Iowa - Information Sources.
Mary R. Howes Iowa DNR
[ Outline | Abstract ]
  The Federal Mine Map Repository at Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
George H. Popper Map Mine Repository - OSMRE
[ Outline ]
  Using a Geographical Information System (GIS) as a Tool in Identifying, Documenting, and Investigating Abandoned Underground Mines.
Roch Player CH2MHill
[ Abstract ]
10:10 - 10:30am Break
10:30 - 12:00 pm Presentations:
  Use of Airborne Thermal Infrared Imaging, EM Conductivity, and Total Field Magnetics to Identify Faults, Acid Mine Drainage Plumes, and Groundwater Discharge Zones.
Richard W. Hammack US Department of Energy, NETL
[ Outline | Abstract ]
  Numerical Modeling Simulation of Old Works Stability New Technologies and Practical Considerations
Matthew J. DeMarco FHWA
[ Paper | Abstract (pdf, 2.4 mb) ]
12:00 - 1:30pm Lunch - Speaker: Dr. Marc C. Bétournay
Underground Mining and Its Surface Effects
[Paper | ]
1:30 - 3:00pm Presentations:
  3-D Seismic Tomographic Imaging for Abandoned Mine Subsidence Characterization: Case Histories.
Khamis Y. Haramy FHWA
[ Paper | Abstract | ]
  Lessons Learned from Pressure Grouting an Open Mine Shaft.
Mike L. Bourland, Iowa Division of Soil Conservation
[ Paper | Abstract ]
3:00 - 3:30pm Break
3:30 - 5:00pm Presentations:
  Numerical Modelling, a Key Engineering Tool for Long-Term Site Stability Assessment.
Marc C. Bétournay Natural Resources - Canada
[ Abstract ]
  Real Time Monitoring of Subsidence I-77, Summit County, Ohio.
Kevin O'Connor GeoTDR
[ Paper | Abstract ]
Friday, May 3
8:00 - 9:30am Presentations:
  Assessing the Impact of Underground Mining on Pennsylvania's Corridor O.
Laurance A. Beck - Matthew Lock Skelly & Loy, Inc.
[ Paper | Abstract ]
  Underground Coal Mining Along the Mon-Fayette Expressway: Issues, Assessment and Treatment
Donald V. Gaffney Michael Baker Jr. Inc.
[ Paper | Abstract ]
9:30 - 10:15am TRB Subcommittee Report/Discussion
Robert Henthorne - Kansas DOT
10:15 - 10:30pm Break
10:30 - 12:00pm Open Forum - ITGAUM members meeting/discussion about ITGAUM 2004 Workshop and other issues
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