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Main Title Reclamation of surface mined coal spoils /
Author Barnhisel, Richard I.,
CORP Author Kentucky Agricultural Experiment Station, Lexington. Dept. of Agronomy.;Industrial Environmental Research Lab., Cincinnati, Ohio.;Cooperative State Research Service, Washington, D.C.
Publisher Industrial Environmental Research Laboratory, Office of Research and Development, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency ; Available through the National Technical Information Service,
Year Published 1977
Report Number CSRS-684-15-3; EPA 600-7-77-093 ; CSRS-1
Stock Number PB-272 678
OCLC Number 06183163
Subjects Strip mining--Environmental aspects. ; Spoil banks--Environmental aspects. ; Reclamation of land.
Additional Subjects Coal mining ; Surface mining ; Land reclamation ; Soil properties ; Cultivation ; Spoil ; Vegetation ; Soil fertility ; Geology ; Soil water ; Phosphorus ; Soil chemistry ; Additives ; Terrain ; Roughness ; Plant growth ; Mulches ; Calcium oxides ; Subsurface structures ; Soils ; pH ; Kentucky ; Mine wastes ; Coal mine spoil ; Mine acid drainage ; Subsoiling
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EJBD  EPA 600-7-77-093 c.1 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 04/21/2014
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ERAD  EPA-600/7-77-093 Region 9 Library/San Francisco,CA 04/27/2016
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NTIS  PB-272 678 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation ix, 57 pages ; 28 cm.
Field experiments were established in western Kentucky on four types of surface-mined coal spoils. These areas were selected to represent the extremes in spoil materials commonly encountered in reclamation. This report presents evidence that mine spoils may be successfully reclaimed when proper levels of fertility have been restored. With the provision for retaining rainfall on the spoils, yields of mixed legume-fescue forage exceed 4 metric tons per hectare (2 T/acre). These yields are equal to or greater than those of adjacent non-mined land. The advantage of a rough surface created by ripping or subsoiling was obtained at all levels of applied phosphorus. It was found that phosphorus and water are more commonly the limiting factors in obtaining an adequate degree of vegetative cover and associated forage yield than the acidic nature of spoils. However, in acidic spoils lime must be incorporated in order to effectively improve the growing conditions.
"CSRS-1." Includes bibliographical references (pages 55-56).