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Main Title Revegetating processed oil shale and coal spoils on semi-arid lands : Interim report /
Author Frischknecht, Neil C., ; Ferguson, Robert B.
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Ferguson, Robert B.,
CORP Author Intermountain Forest and Range Experiment Station, Ogden, UT.;Industrial Environmental Research Lab.-Cincinnati, OH.
Publisher Industrial Environmental Research Laboratory, Office of Research and Development, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency,
Year Published 1979
Report Number EPA-600/7-79-068
Stock Number PB-294 733
OCLC Number 05214733
Subjects Oil-shales. ; Coal mines and mining.
Additional Subjects Coal mining ; Oil shale ; Spoil ; Plant growth ; Land reclamation ; Grasses ; Soils ; Survival ; Sands ; Clay soils ; Loams ; Arid land ; Seeds ; Planting ; Shrubs ; Irrigation ; Fertilizers ; Sludge ; Mulches ; Field tests ; Utah ; Colorado ;
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NTIS  PB-294 733 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 06/23/1988
Collation vii, 47 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm.
Forest Service revegetation studies on TOSCO II processed shale (beginning in 1976) at Sand Wash, eastern Utah, within the salt desert shrub zone and at Davis Gulch, western Colorado, in the upper mountain brush zone, involved the use of amendments on processed shale without leaching salts. At Sand Wash, seven species of the Chenopodiaceae family were far superior to other species on processed shale with or without supplementary water or a covering of soil. Where at least 1 foot (30 cm) of soil covered processed shale, an additional eight species showed good survival. At Davis Gulch, a covering of 8 to 12 inches (20 to 30 cm) of topsoil over processed shale greatly increased survival and growth of container-grown plants compared to a 2- to 3-inch (5 to 7.5 cm) covering of broken rock fragments or a cover of barley straw crimped into the processed shale. On a simulated mining tract at the Alton coal field, southern Utah, grass hay rotovated 8 inches (20 cm) deep into the soil increased seedling survival.
February 1979. Includes bibliographical references (pages 41-43).