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Cleaning up polluting mines with plants

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Here’s a nice write up describing a project that uses plants to clean up a polluted mine site, a process called phytoremediation. In this case, the possibility of harvesting plants that have accumulated metals and then recovering the metals for profit (“phytomining”) is being explored.

Cleaning Up Polluting Mines With Plants–Plants That Then Turn Into Precious Metals

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