Field Scale Assessment of Artificial Topsoil: A Victorian Coal Mine Experience

@inproceedings{Birjak2019FieldSA,
  title={Field Scale Assessment of Artificial Topsoil: A Victorian Coal Mine Experience},
  author={Anna Birjak and Alena Walmsley and Nicole Anderson and Jon Missen and Mohan Yellishetty},
  year={2019}
}
The Latrobe Valley is host to several open-cut coal mines which pose an environmental risk if poorly managed. To reduce risks associated with acid mine drainage and fire, progressive rehabilitation of batters is recommended. A lack of topsoil in the Latrobe Valley has led an industrial symbiosis to generate artificial topsoil’s (ATS). Based on previous experiments, three ATS were created by combining overburden (OB), brown coal (BC), fly ash (FA) and one of the two waste products from a local… 

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