Use of composts in revegetating arid lands

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Compost has been suggested as a soil amendment for arid lands at the US Department of Energy's Hanford Site in southeastern Washington State. The operating contractor of the site, Westinghouse Hanford Company, requested that the Pacific Northwest Laboratory conduct a literature review to compile additional information on the use of compost amendments and their benefits. This report provides background information on the factors needed for plant growth and the consequences of severe soil disturbance. This report also discussed the characteristics of composts relative to other amendments and how they each affect plant growth. Finally,regulatory requirements that could affect land application ... continued below

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Brandt, C.A. & Hendrickson, P.L. September 1, 1991.

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Compost has been suggested as a soil amendment for arid lands at the US Department of Energy's Hanford Site in southeastern Washington State. The operating contractor of the site, Westinghouse Hanford Company, requested that the Pacific Northwest Laboratory conduct a literature review to compile additional information on the use of compost amendments and their benefits. This report provides background information on the factors needed for plant growth and the consequences of severe soil disturbance. This report also discussed the characteristics of composts relative to other amendments and how they each affect plant growth. Finally,regulatory requirements that could affect land application of sludge-based compost on the Hanford Site are reviewed.

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  • Other: DE92003106
  • Report No.: PNL-7833
  • Grant Number: AC06-76RL01830
  • DOI: 10.2172/6046934 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 6046934
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc1102929

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Brandt, C.A. & Hendrickson, P.L. Use of composts in revegetating arid lands, report, September 1, 1991; Richland, Washington. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc1102929/: accessed April 22, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.