Module Identifier BSM1720  
Academic Year 2003/2004  
Co-ordinator Dr John Scullion  
Semester Semester 2  
Other staff William A Adams  
Course delivery Lecture   8 Hours 8 lecturers  
Assessment TypeAssessment Length/DetailsProportion
Semester Assessment Report: Semester 1 and 2 4 x 2000 word reports100%

Learning outcomes

Students completing the module should i) appreciate the limitations which exits in data collection in site assessment,
reclamation and remediation schemes ii)have experience of interpreting data and reporting on realistic projects.


To apply reclamation and remediation theory to different problem sites so as to provide experience in the practical and
economic constraints which arise in implementing projects.


This module consists of a series of case studies, based on real sites, which cover a range of practical reclamation and
remediation problems. The outcome of these case studies will be reports prepared within a client-consultancy framework.
Examples of topics which may be covered include :

Reading Lists

** Recommended Text
Richards, I.G. Palmer, J.P. & Barrett, P.A. (1993) The reclamation of former coal mines and steelworks (Engineering approaches) Elsevier
Scullion, J. (1994) Restoring Farmland after Coal British Coal, Mansfield
Alloway, B.J. (1990) Heavy Metals in Soils (Behaviour of metals) Blackie, Glasgow
Bradshaw, A.W. and Chadwick, M.J. (1980) The Restoration of Land Blackwell, Oxford
Cairney, T. (1993) Contaimunated land. Problems and solutions. Blackie Academic & Professional
Chadwick, M.J. & Goodmand, G.T. (1975) The ecology of resource degradation and renewal Blackwell Scientific Publications, Oxford
Cairney, T. (1995) The re-use of contaminated land. A handbook of risk assessment. Wiley & Sons, Chichester


This module is at CQFW Level 7