Current Technologies to Resolve Blasting Related Citizen Complaints

Kenneth K. Eltschlager
2000 Journal American Society of Mining and Reclamation  
The Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act of 1977 requires that blasting be conducted so as to prevent injury to people and damage to public and property. The three adverse effects are flyrock, ground vibrations and airblast. Blasting close to people frequently results in complaints ofannoyance or damage. Federal and State personnel are responsible for evaluating the validity of the complaint. The elements to be evaluated include: reviewing blast logs, inspecting the mine, inspecting the
more » ... e, inspecting the house, measuring ground, air and structure vibrations, and predicting vibration levels. Lotus and Excel spreadsheets, with their graphical capabilities, will be used to show how data can be cross tabulated to verify data accuracy. Statistical analyses of vibrations require more powerful software to make vibration predictions. Additional
doi:10.21000/jasmr00010493 fatcat:wmna3t2orvcu7nbosl2ctt3tdm