|| BSM1720 |
|| LAND REHABILITATION - PRACTICE |
|| 2003/2004 |
|| Dr John Scullion |
|| Semester 2 |
|| William A Adams |
| Course delivery
|| Lecture || 8 Hours 8 lecturers |
|Assessment Type||Assessment Length/Details||Proportion|
|Semester Assessment|| Report: Semester 1 and 2 4 x 2000 word reports||100%|
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 :
site investigations/risk assessment for a site with long-term and varied industrial uses;
the evaluation and mitigation of acid mine drainage during planning for an opencast coal site;
investigation of gas generation and its sources;
assessment of proposals for the revegetation of a colliery spoil heap.
** Recommended Text
Richards, I.G. Palmer, J.P. & Barrett, P.A. (1993) The reclamation of former coal mines and steelworks (Engineering approaches)
Scullion, J. (1994) Restoring Farmland after Coal
British Coal, Mansfield
Alloway, B.J. (1990) Heavy Metals in Soils (Behaviour of metals)
Bradshaw, A.W. and Chadwick, M.J. (1980) The Restoration of Land
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