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The purpose of this research project carried out by Carbonsulcis at the Monte Sinni mine was the final recovery of the site used for the disposal of waste produced by coal treatment activities. If it is left untouched this material undergoes oxidation which causes considerable environmental damage. A pilot landfill was therefore created to identify and experiment with the various plant species to discover which would be best suited to the climatic and soil conditions. The flat replanted area was divided into 20 sections covering an overall area of two hectares. Plants which were characteristic of the Mediterranean environment were selected, as well as trees of the Pinus, Eucalyptus and Cupressus varieties. The escarpments were covered with grasses belonging to the Aizoaceae family.

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Authors: CARBONSULCIS, Carbonsulcis, Miniera Monte Sinni, Cortoghiana (IT)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 14589 IT (1993) 41 pp., FS, ECU 8.50
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ISBN: ISBN 92-826-6327-2
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