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Main Title Strip mine reclamation with municipal sludge. /
Author Sopper, William E. ; Seaker, E. M.
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Seaker, Eileen M.
Seaker, Eileen M.
CORP Author Pennsylvania State Univ., University Park.;Municipal Environmental Research Lab., Cincinnati, OH.
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Municipal Environmental Research Laboratory, Office of Research and Development,
Year Published 1984
Report Number EPA/600/2-84/035; EPA-R-807408
Stock Number PB84-152842
Additional Subjects Surface mining ; Sludge disposal ; Land reclamation ; Monitoring ; Sludge ; Vegetation ; Plant growth ; Metals ; Concentration(Composition) ; Nitrogen ; Inorganic nitrates ; Soil properties ; Ground water ; Surface waters ; Toxicity ; Environmental impacts ; Pennsylvania ; Land application ; Revegetation
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB84-152842 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 184 pages ; 28 cm
Stabilized municipal sludge was used on three 4-ha demonstration plots of acidic stripmined land. Liquid digested, dewatered, and sludges were used at variable rates to supply and maintain nutrients for vegetating the plots with a grass-legume mixture. All rates resulted in a lush growth that covered the spoil and persisted for 5 years. No deterioration in vegetative yield or quality was observed or measured. Although trace metal concentration in vegetation increased there was no phytotoxicity discerned. Brief, temporary NO3N increases in soil water resulted from higher applications, but in general the sludge applications had no significant adverse effect on groundwater quality.
PB84-152842. EPA-600/2-84-035. "January 1984." Microform.