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Sludge-Treated Coal Mine Spoils Increase Heavy metals in Cover CropsAuthor(s): F. C. McBride; C. Chavengsaksongkram; D. H. Urie
Source: Research Note NC-221. St. Paul, MN: U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, Forest Service, North Central Forest Experiment Station
Publication Series: Research Note (RN)
Station: North Central Research Station
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DescriptionFour species of forage were grown in a greenhouse on acid strip mine spoil treated with municipal sewage sludge. Foliar levels of heavy metals exceeded those recommended for animal consumption. No plant toxicity symptoms were evident.
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CitationMcBride, F. C.; Chavengsaksongkram, C.; Urie, D. H. 1977. Sludge-Treated Coal Mine Spoils Increase Heavy metals in Cover Crops. Research Note NC-221. St. Paul, MN: U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, Forest Service, North Central Forest Experiment Station
Keywordscadmium, strip-mine, reclamation, forage, sewage
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