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    Author(s): George P., Jr. Williams
    Date: 1979
    Source: Forest Research Note NE-277. Broomall, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northeastern Forest Experiment Station. 16p.
    Publication Series: Research Note (RN)
    Station: Northeastern Research Station
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    On a coal haul spur road where water sprinkling was the primary method of dust control, the duration of control was increased tenfold by covering the road surface with a layer of wood chips. The chip blanket prevented existing dust-size particles from being kicked up and swept into plumes by passing traffic, insulated the road surface against evaporation and protected it from the pounding and abrasion of truck tires.

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    Williams, George P., Jr. 1979. Wood chips for dust control on surface-mine haul roads. Forest Research Note NE-277. Broomall, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northeastern Forest Experiment Station. 16p.

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