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Main Title Vegetative stabilization of spent oil shales : vegetation, moisture, salinity, and runoff, 1973-1976 /
Author Harbert, H. P., ; Harbert, III, H. P. ; Berg., W. A.
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Berg, W. A.
CORP Author Colorado State Univ., Fort Collins.;Industrial Environmental Research Lab., Cincinnati, Ohio.
Publisher Industrial Environmental Research Laboratory, Office of Research and Development, Environmental Protection Agency, Available through the National Technical Information Service.
Year Published 1978
Report Number EPA-600/7-78-021; EPA-R-803058
Stock Number PB-280 308
OCLC Number 03994506
Subjects Revegetation--Colorado ; Reclamation of land--Colorado ; Oil-shale industry--Environmental aspects--Colorado
Additional Subjects Oil shale ; Retorting ; Solid waste disposal ; Vegetation ; Soil stability ; Water pollution ; Leaching ; Fertilizing ; Surface water runoff ; Transport properties ; Grasses ; Shrubs ; Management planning ; Energy source development ; Salinity ; Mine wastes ; Land disposal
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EJBD  EPA 600-7-78-021 c.1 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 11/13/2012
EKCD  EPA-600/7-78-021 CEMM/GEMMD Library/Gulf Breeze,FL 08/21/2018
ELBD ARCHIVE EPA-600-7-78-021 Received from HQ AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 10/04/2023
ELBD RPS EPA 600-7-78-021 repository copy AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 10/17/2014
ESAD  EPA 600-7-78-021 Region 10 Library/Seattle,WA 03/23/2010
NTIS  PB-280 308 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation xiv, 169 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm.; xx pages : illustrations ; 28 cm.
Disposal of massive amounts of spent shale will be required if an oil shale industry using surface retorting is developed. Field studies were initiated in 1973 on two types of spent oil shale--coarse-textured (USBM), and fine-textured (TOSCO). The objectives of these studies were to investigate surface stability of and salt movement in spent shales and spent shales covered with soil after vegetation has been established by intensive treatment and then left under natural precipitation conditions. The plots were established at low-elevation (1,700 m) and high-elevation (2,220 m) study sites in northwestern Colorado. A good cover of native species was established on all plots by leaching, N and P fertilization, seeding, mulching, and irrigation. High levels of Mo were found in plants grown in the spent shales compared to plants grown in soil. Resalinization occurred following leaching of the TOSCO spent shale. The greatest runoff was from the TOSCO spent shale. Runoff was moderately to highly saline.
Prepared by Dept. of Agronomy, Colorado State University, under grant no. Includes bibliographical references (page 68).