ARIES research encompassed four topic area categories. These areas were 1) Impacts on Ecosystems, 2) Waste and Water Management, 3) Environmentally Responsible Mining Technology, and 4) Health, Social and Economic Impacts. Research institutions that participated in ARIES included Virginia Tech, West Virginia University, Marshall University, University of Kentucky, Ohio State University, Pennsylvania State University, University of Pittsburgh, the Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine, Consultants in Epidemiology and Occupational Health, Georgetown University, Johns Hopkins University, University of Virginia at Wise, and St. Francis University in Pennsylvania. Investigations performed by these groups ranged from detailed retrospective and current data analyses to sophisticated field studies of numerous sites.
At the conclusion of ARIES, the participating researchers produced nearly 100 peer-reviewed publications in addition to numerous conference presentations and papers. The research involved more than 75 undergraduate and graduate student researchers as well as 60 faculty and research associates. In order to disseminate these studies in a concise manner, key findings have been compressed into executive summaries for each of the four research categories. The following links contain these executive summaries, which are organized by research group within each area. A single, all-inclusive copy of this Research Synopsis with all research areas can be found here.