As herald-dispatch.com reports, the University of West Virginia will conduct a study about the risk of drilling and mining near dams and reservoirs. The researchers will, amongst others, collaborate with the University of British Columbia.
The one-year, $285,000 study is being done for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and involves six WVU departments, the University of British Columbia and other outside experts.
The researchers will provide guidance for mineral extraction and develop a way to determine risk levels within a range of depths and distances.
The team will study regulations, engineering performance data, case histories, analytical methods and more.