Accession Number : ADA088586


Title :   Suitability of Dredged Material for Reclamation of Surface-Mined Land. Ottawa, Illinois, Demonstration Project.


Descriptive Note : Final rept.,


Corporate Author : ARGONNE NATIONAL LAB IL


Personal Author(s) : Harrison,Wyman ; Van Luik,Abraham ; Loon,L S ; Tome,Conrad ; Bannister,T A


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a088586.pdf


Report Date : Jul 1980


Pagination or Media Count : 152


Abstract : This study was conducted to monitor the impact upon water quality when using dredged material to reclaim coal-mine spoil. An area of severely degraded mine spoil near Ottawa, Illinois, was divided into four plots by dikes of spoil material covered with heavy plastic. The plots were arranged into a control plot of untreated mine spoil and three treatment plots that received a 0.9-m-thick cover of dredged material and two of these plots received applications of agricultural lime prior to placement of dredged material. The plots were instrumented with a Parshall flume to measure runoff, pressure-vacuum soil water samplers to collect water samples within the dredged material/mine spoil profile, and two wells in the vicinity of the plots to collect groundwater samples. (Author)


Descriptors :   *DREDGED MATERIALS , *COAL MINES , *RECLAMATION , WATER , FIELD TESTS , NUTRIENTS , SURFACES , GROUND WATER , SOILS , WATER QUALITY , EARTH(PLANET) , PH FACTOR , RUNOFF , SPOIL , HEAVY METALS , GRASSES , ILLINOIS , EARTHWORK , PLANTING


Subject Categories : Geology, Geochemistry and Mineralogy
      Civil Engineering


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE