||Vegetative stabilization of mineral waste heaps /
Donovan, R. P.
||United States. Environmental Protection Agency. Office of Research and Development.; Research Triangle Institute.
|| U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Research and Development ; For sale by the National Technical Information Service,
||EPA 600/2-76-087; EPA-68-02-1325; EPA-ROAP-21AVA-008
Pollution--United States. ;
Vegetation and climate--United States. ;
Pollution--United States ;
Vegetation and climate--United States ;
Waste products ;
Air pollution abatement ;
Mineral deposits ;
Land reclamation ;
Dust control ;
Solid waste disposal ;
Refuse disposal ;
Industrial wastes ;
Coal mines ;
Copper ores ;
Iron ores ;
Lead ores ;
Zinc ores ;
Uranium ores ;
Phosphate deposits ;
Oil shale ;
Soil stabilization ;
Metal industry ;
Hazardous materials ;
Fugitive dust ;
Mine wastes ;
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||ix, 306 p. : ill., maps ; 28 cm.
The report reviews the establishment of vegetative cover as a candidate method for reclaiming mineral ore waste heaps. It begins by describing the location and properties of spoils and tailings from mining and ore beneficiation, and briefly reviews present methods for controlling dust emissions from them. Most of the report develops fundamentals for establishing vegetative cover, and gives a detailed review of case histories of both successful and unsuccessful revegetation. The report also contains a catalog of individual plant species. This mass of information can be used to provide general guidelines for establishing vegetative cover.
Prepared by Research Triangle Institute, Research Triangle Park, N.C., under contract no. 68-02-1325, task 31, ROAP no. 21AVA-008, program element no. 1AB012. Includes appendices. Includes bibliographical references (p. 170-203).