With the ever-increasing scrutiny placed on environmental quality, ASA can provide state-of-the-art analysis of soils and overburden samples. Complete chemical and physical analyses can be performed to determine both micro and macro nutrients and potential toxins in soil and overburden.
Geographically diverse soil characteristics require analytical procedures that are tailored to varying soil chemistry. Lab analysis can be utilized to predetermine placement of soils and overburden materials to reduce potential acid production from strata to be encountered. Potentially problem strata can be identified and dealt with through proper placement and/or treatment to reduce overall reclamation cost.
Soil fertility data can be utilized in planning of revegetation to determine which plant species are best suited to existing soil conditions.