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|OLS Field Name||OLS Field Data|
|Main Title||Leachability and revegetation of solid waste from mining /|
|Author||Apel, M. Lynn.|
|CORP Author||Industrial Environmental Research Lab.-Cincinnati, OH.|
|Publisher||U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Industrial Environmental Research Laboratory,|
|Subjects||Mines and mineral resources--United States. ; Leaching. ; Revegetation--United States.|
|Additional Subjects||Mining ; Water pollution abatement ; Land reclamation ; Pyrite ; Water quality ; Mine waters ; Leaching ; Vegetation ; Neutralizing ; Calcium oxides ; Fertilizers ; Sludge ; Soils ; Mine acid drainage ; Leachate ; Revegetation|
|Collation||176 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm|
This research study was conducted to assess the effectiveness in pollution abatement of various mining solid waste disposal strategies. Column studies were undertaken to evaluate the quality and quantity of leachate generated by the disposal of a pyrite mine waste under various soil amelioration and layering configurations and to assess the vegetative uptake of potentially hazardous materials from the solid waste. Columns containing the mine waste under one to four feet of cover soil were used to assess the capability of the cover material in reducing leachate volume, improving leachate quality, and enhancing vegetative growth. The results of this study illustrated that the quality of leachate resulting from the disposal of a pyrite mine waste may be dramatically improved by incorporating lime, sewage sludge, and fertilizer into the upper strata of the mine waste, layering sewage sludge and fertilizer on top of the lime-treated mine waste, or by covering the mine waste with a relatively heavy layer of cover soil.
Caption title. "November 1982." "EPA-600/2-82-093." Microfiche.