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Title: Reclamation of abandoned mined lands along th Upper Illinois Waterway using dredged material

Abstract

Sediments were sampled and characterized from 28 actual or proposed maintenance-dredging locations in the Upper Illinois Waterway, that is, the Calumet-Sag Channel, the Des Plaines River downstream of its confluence with the Calumet-Sag Channel, and the Illinois River from the confluence of the Kankakee and Des Plaines rivers to Havana, Illinois. Sufficient data on chemical constituents and physical sediments were obtained to allow the classification of these sediments by currently applicable criteria of the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency for the identification of hazardous, persistent, and potentially hazardous wastes. By these criteria, the potential dredged materials studied were not hazardous, persistent, or potentially hazardous; they are a suitable topsoil/ reclamation medium. A study of problem abandoned surface-mined land sites (problem lands are defined as being acidic and/or sparsely vegetated) along the Illinois River showed that three sites were particularly well suited to the needs of the Corps of Engineers (COE) for a dredged material disposal/reclamation site. Thes sites were a pair of municipally owned sites in Morris, Illinois, and a small corporately owned site east of Ottawa, Illinois, and adjacent to the Illinois River. Other sites were also ranked as to suitability for COE involvement in their reclamation. Reclamation disposal wasmore » found to be an economically competitive alternative to near-source confined disposal for Upper Illinois Waterway dredged material.« less

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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Argonne National Lab., IL (USA)
OSTI Identifier:
5273326
Report Number(s):
ANL/ES-127
ON: DE82015024
DOE Contract Number:  
W-31-109-ENG-38
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
01 COAL, LIGNITE, AND PEAT; COAL MINES; LAND RECLAMATION; DREDGE SPOIL; WASTE DISPOSAL; ABANDONED SITES; ILLINOIS; PHYSICAL PROPERTIES; RIVERS; SOLID WASTES; SURFACE MINING; FEDERAL REGION V; MANAGEMENT; MINES; MINING; NORTH AMERICA; STREAMS; SURFACE WATERS; UNDERGROUND FACILITIES; USA; WASTE MANAGEMENT; WASTES; 010900* - Coal, Lignite, & Peat- Environmental Aspects

Citation Formats

Van Luik, A, and Harrison, W. Reclamation of abandoned mined lands along th Upper Illinois Waterway using dredged material. United States: N. p., 1982. Web. doi:10.2172/5273326.
Van Luik, A, & Harrison, W. Reclamation of abandoned mined lands along th Upper Illinois Waterway using dredged material. United States. doi:10.2172/5273326.
Van Luik, A, and Harrison, W. Fri . "Reclamation of abandoned mined lands along th Upper Illinois Waterway using dredged material". United States. doi:10.2172/5273326. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/5273326.
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title = {Reclamation of abandoned mined lands along th Upper Illinois Waterway using dredged material},
author = {Van Luik, A and Harrison, W},
abstractNote = {Sediments were sampled and characterized from 28 actual or proposed maintenance-dredging locations in the Upper Illinois Waterway, that is, the Calumet-Sag Channel, the Des Plaines River downstream of its confluence with the Calumet-Sag Channel, and the Illinois River from the confluence of the Kankakee and Des Plaines rivers to Havana, Illinois. Sufficient data on chemical constituents and physical sediments were obtained to allow the classification of these sediments by currently applicable criteria of the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency for the identification of hazardous, persistent, and potentially hazardous wastes. By these criteria, the potential dredged materials studied were not hazardous, persistent, or potentially hazardous; they are a suitable topsoil/ reclamation medium. A study of problem abandoned surface-mined land sites (problem lands are defined as being acidic and/or sparsely vegetated) along the Illinois River showed that three sites were particularly well suited to the needs of the Corps of Engineers (COE) for a dredged material disposal/reclamation site. Thes sites were a pair of municipally owned sites in Morris, Illinois, and a small corporately owned site east of Ottawa, Illinois, and adjacent to the Illinois River. Other sites were also ranked as to suitability for COE involvement in their reclamation. Reclamation disposal was found to be an economically competitive alternative to near-source confined disposal for Upper Illinois Waterway dredged material.},
doi = {10.2172/5273326},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {Fri Jan 01 00:00:00 EST 1982},
month = {Fri Jan 01 00:00:00 EST 1982}
}

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