An experimental evaluation of the use of chemical stabilisers in the revegetation of metalliferous mine wastes

D. R. Morrey, A. J. Baker, J. A. Cooke, M. S. Johnson

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This paper assesses the suitability of some commercially-available stabilisers for direct hydraulic seeding onto metalliferous tailings. A range of stabilisers was tested on the growth of a grass/forb mixture under glasshouse conditions. The stabiliser products tested exhibited a differential effect upon yield and some suggested a degree of phytotoxicity. However, a subsequent bioassay under controlled-environment conditions did not substantiate this, except in the case of a bitumen stabiliser.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)383-385
Number of pages3
JournalEnvironmental Technology Letters
Issue number8-9
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 1983


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Pollution

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