Definition - What does Landspreading mean?

Landspreading is the disposal of the drilling wastes by spreading them on the land. In this process, the wastes can be recovered for ecological improvements or agricultural benefits. Only the waste-water and wastes that are beneficial for the crop nutrition or soil can be spread. It is important to take into account that the wastes or waste-water should not indirectly or directly affect the animal, human or plant health, the crop quality, the aquatic environment and the soil quality.

Petropedia explains Landspreading

Landspreading is a subject to preliminary study which is included in demonstrating harmlessness, impact assessment and also the agricultural relevance of wastes and waste-water, the ability of the soil to receive it, the scope of Landspreading and the implementation procedure. Landspreading is prohibited:

  • When there is heavy rain and flooding risks.
  • When the soil is covered with snow and it is frozen.
  • Near frequently cultivated land.
  • Near operated forests and pastures.
  • On the steep-sloped terrains when the conditions may result in runoff outside the scope of the Landspreading process.
  • During the use of air sprays that generate a fine mist when the waste-water contains pathogenic micro-organisms.
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