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Main Title Classification of coal surface mine soil material for vegetation management soil water quality /
Author Lyle, E. S., ; Lyle, Jr., E. S. ; Wood, Paul A. ; Hajek, Jr, B. F.
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Author Title of a Work
Wood, Paul A.,
Hajek, B. F.
CORP Author Alabama Agricultural Experiment Station, Auburn. ;Department of Agriculture, Washington, DC.;Industrial Environmental Research Lab.-Cincinnati, OH.
Publisher Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Research and Development [Office of Energy, Minerals, and Industry], Industrial Environmental Research Laboratory,
Year Published 1979
Report Number EPA 600-7-79-123
Stock Number 22161
OCLC Number 05537903
ISBN pbk.
Subjects Soils--Classification. ; Water quality. ; Reclamation of land.
Additional Subjects Coal mines ; Surface mining ; Soil classification ; Land reclamation ; Soil texture ; Soil chemistry ; pH ; Soil tests ; Vegetation ; Alabama ; Soil fertility ; Mine wastes ; Coal mine spoil
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EJBD ARCHIVE EPA 600-7-79-123 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 04/04/2016
EJED  EPA 600-7-79-123 OCSPP Chemical Library/Washington,DC 06/17/2019
EKBD  EPA-600/7-79-123 Research Triangle Park Library/RTP, NC 08/25/2000
ERAD  EPA 600/7-79-123 Region 9 Library/San Francisco,CA 02/11/2013
ESAD  EPA 600-7-79-123 Region 10 Library/Seattle,WA 03/23/2010
NTIS  PB-299 124 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation viii, 42 pages : illustrations, graphs ; 28 cm.
An Alabama minesoil classification system was developed based on soil texture, soil color value and soil pH. Only five different soil classes were found in this study. However, the classification scheme allows for the inclusion of any minesoil that occurs on the basis of its texture, color value and pH. Limestone and fertilizer recommendations are given for soils of the five minesoil classes. Research evidence showed that the limestone recommendations will maintain a pH favorable to plant growth and surface soil water quality for a period of at least one year. The scope of this project did not allow determination of water quality where the water had leached downward through the minesoil. The recommended fertilizer rates should supersede those of a soil testing laboratory if the laboratory recommends lesser amounts of fertilizer. Also, the recommended rates can be used if soil test recommendations are unavailable.
"EPA 600-7-79-123." "May 1979." Cover title. "SEA-CR-IAG No. D6-E762." "Project Officer Ronald D. Hill, Resource Extraction and Handling Division." "Alabama Agricultural Experiment Station, Department of Forestry and Department of Agronomy and Soils, Auburn University." Includes bibliographical references (page 41).