Revegetation of the acidic, As contaminated Jales mine spoil tips using a combination of spoil amendments and tolerant grasses.

@article{Bleeker2002RevegetationOT,
  title={Revegetation of the acidic, As contaminated Jales mine spoil tips using a combination of spoil amendments and tolerant grasses.},
  author={Petra M. Bleeker and Ana G L Assunç{\~a}o and Pedro M Teiga and Tjarda de Koe and Jos A. C. Verkleij},
  journal={The Science of the total environment},
  year={2002},
  volume={300 1-3},
  pages={1-13}
}
A combination of metal immobilising agents and metal tolerant plants has been utilised in order to reduce the environmental impact of the acidic metal contaminated Jales mine spoil tips. The addition of Beringite (a modified aluminosilicate), steel shots (iron bearing material) and organic matter as spoil amendments resulted in changes in arsenate (As) concentrations and pH of spoil material and improved plant growth. The application of Beringite increased both pH and plant available As… CONTINUE READING