||Sewage sludge versus commercial methods for reclaiming strip-mine soils /
Abron-Robinson, Lilia A. ;
Weinberger, L. W.
||PEER Consultants, Inc., Rockville, MD.;Municipal Environmental Research Lab., Cincinnati, OH.
|| U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Municipal Environmental Research Laboratory,
Strip mining--United States. ;
Reclamation of land--United States. ;
Sewage sludge--United States.
Strip mining ;
Land reclamation ;
Farm crops ;
Soil properties ;
Calcium oxides ;
Cost analysis ;
Environmental impacts ;
Cost comparison ;
Sewage sludge ;
||Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy.
||112 pages ; 28 cm
Municipal sewage sludge has been reported to be useful in reclaiming strip-mined soils for revegetation and row crop agriculture. Commercial methods using top soil replacement, lime and fertilizer have also been reported to be successful in reclaiming (revegetating) strip-mined soils. This study was carried out to determine: The relative costs of sewage sludge versus commercial methods for reclaiming strip-mined soils; the feasibility of using sewage sludge and commercial methods for reclaiming strip-mined soils; the environmental impact of using municipal sewage sludge and commercial methods for reclaiming strip-mined soils. This study involved an in-depth investigation of the reclamation of strip-mined sites using commercial methods and sewage sludge, including site visits to two (2) strip-mined sites.
"PB85-107779." "September 1984." "EPA-600/2-84-155." Microfiche.