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Using plants like willow to remove soil contaminants

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By Tom Woods
Master Gardener
I came across this article in a recent issue of Soil Science and found it interesting. There are many closed and razed industrial sites that could be reclaimed as useful ground using this technology.
Cleaning up soils contaminated with heavy and toxic metals is a difficult task, but a technique called phytoextraction can ease the challenge by using metal-tolerant plants to rid soils of metals and contaminants.


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