Phytostabilization of Mine Tailings Using Compost-Assisted Direct Planting: Translating Greenhouse Results to the Field

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Gil-Loaiza, Juliana; White, Scott A.; Root, Robert A.; Solís-Dominguez, Fernando A.; Hammond, Corin M.; Chorover, Jon; Maier, Raina M.;
  • Publisher: Elsevier BV
  • Journal: Science of The Total Environment,volume 565,pages451-461 (issn: 0048-9697)
  • Related identifiers: pmc: PMC4921306, doi: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2016.04.168
  • Subject: Waste Management and Disposal | Environmental Engineering | Pollution | Article | Environmental Chemistry

Standard practice in reclamation of mine tailings is the emplacement of a 15 to 90 cm soil/gravel/rock cap which is then hydro-seeded. In this study we investigate compost-assisted direct planting phytostabilization technology as an alternative to standard cap and plant... View more
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