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Rehabilitation materials from surface- coal mines in western USA. I. Chemical characteristics of spoil and replaced cover-soil.

January 1, 1983

A range of at least one order of magnitude was observed for DTPA-extractable Cd, Cu, Fe, Mn, Ni, Pb and Zn and organic matter content of samples of spoil and cover-soil from eleven western USA surface-coal mines. The observed pH of these samples ranged from 3.9 to 8.9; however, most samples were near-neutral to alkaline in reaction. Most constituent levels were found to be below proposed guidelines for maximum permissible levels in mine soil. -from Authors

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Publication Year 1983
Title Rehabilitation materials from surface- coal mines in western USA. I. Chemical characteristics of spoil and replaced cover-soil.
DOI
Authors R. C. Severson, L. P. Gough
Publication Type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Series Title Reclamation and Revegetation Research
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Index ID 70011305
Record Source USGS Publications Warehouse
USGS Organization