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Citation Label: GEN102
Publication Name: Coal Bed Methane-Produced Water: Management Options for Sustainable Development (Draft)
Publication Type: Report
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Author Name: Northern Plains Resource Council
Other Authors: James R Kuipers, Kimberley MacHardy, Walter Merschat, and Tom Myers
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Publication Year: 2004
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http://www.northernplains.org/files/Coal_Bed_Methane_Water_Study_8_25_04.pdf

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Annotation: This study provides an overview of coal bed methane (CBM)-produced water characteristics, impacts, and potential uses. It identifies and discusses benefits and costs of various means of produced-water treatment and disposal. It recommends technology and water quality based limits on discharges to surface water. It also evaluates various options for disposal from a sustainable development standpoint. The report provides conclusions on the current state of CBM development and recommendations for policies and practices to encourage a more positive outcome.
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Recommended -- "The report provides conclusions on the current state of CBM development and recommendations for policies and practices to encourage a more positive outcome." Executive summary 1
Ownership: Federal, state and private - The report does not distinguish among land ownership types.

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