Plant Pulls Cadmium from Soil

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  1. Daniel Mosquin

    Daniel Mosquin Paragon of Plants UBC Botanical Garden Forums Administrator Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    Ron B Paragon of Plants 10 Years

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    Site cleanup potential is good news.
     
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    Eric La Fountaine Contributor Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    Phytoremediation

    There is a lot of research on phytoremediation out there. Plants are used to pull all sorts of contaminants out of soils and water. Thlaspi caerulescens concentrates other metals as well - even uranium. (http://www.ars.usda.gov/is/AR/archive/jun00/soil0600.htm) I think there is a lot of potential for the use of plants to clean up our environment.

    Here is another interesting link about phytoremediation with links to current articles on the topic.
     

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