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Using Phytoremediation to Clean Up Sites

Phytoremediation is the direct use of green plants and their associated microorganisms to stabilize or reduce contamination in soils, sludges, sediments, surface water, or ground water. First tested actively at waste sites in the early 1990s, phytoremediation has been tested at more than 200 sites nationwide.

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Date Of Record Release 2005-05-17 13:56:00
Description Phytoremediation is the direct use of green plants and their associated microorganisms to stabilize or reduce contamination in soils, sludges, sediments, surface water, or ground water. First tested actively at waste sites in the early 1990s, phytoremediation has been tested at more than 200 sites nationwide.
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Source U.S. EPA / Superfund
Keyword green chemistry; pollution; phytoremediation; bioremediation; community health; soil; pollution; water; water pollution
Date Of Record Creation 2004-08-30 08:21:16
Date Last Modified 2008-11-18 16:41:28
Creator U.S. EPA
Language english
Date Record Checked: 2005-05-17 00:00:00 (W3C-DTF)

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