THE ENGINEER AND REHABILITATION WITH PARTICULAR REFERENCE TO SHALLOW MINE WORKINGS

Land rehabilitation is described, in its simplest context as the rehabilitation of, or the making fit of, areas of derelict land for either amenity or future redevelopment. This paper concentrates on land rehabilitation problems in Wales in relation to the Welsh Development Agency Act 1975, and discusses the engineering techniques involved in such schemes. The reclamation and redevelopment of land affected by former coal mining activities is discussed in detail, and the importance of detailed survey work and specialised site investigation emphasised. Reference is made to geophysical survey methods such as (a) electrical resistivity method (B) the gravity method (C) the magnetic method and (D) the seismic method. The research and development project associated with the Village of Bagilt in the Borough of Delyn, North Wales is described, and maps and photographs illustrate the extent of the development plan and conditions before and after rehabilitation. (TRRL)

  • Corporate Authors:

    Institution of Municipal Engineers

    25 Eccleston Square
    London SW1 V1NX,   England 
  • Authors:
    • Wood, RJC
  • Publication Date: 1979-3

Media Info

Subject/Index Terms

Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00302986
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Jan 30 1980 12:00AM