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Willow trees are cost-efficient cleaners of contaminated soil

by University of Kuopio - Faculty of Natural and Environmental Sciences  (Dec. 11, 2014)

Using broad-leaved trees such as willow trees in the phytoremediation of contaminated soils constitutes a cost-efficient method for restoring mining areas and landfills, according to a research project led by the University of Eastern Finland. Funded by the EU, the project studied willow tree growth in contaminated soils in Finland and Russia. ...

News Brief: U.S. EPA Accepting Public Comments on Cleanup Plan for National Fireworks OU2 Superfund Site

by US EPA - Environmental Protection Agency  (Aug. 19, 2014)

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC) will host a public meeting and begin accepting comments on its proposed plan to clean up the National Fireworks (OU) 2 Superfund Site. EPA’s proposed cleanup plan for the site consists of treating the contaminated groundwater ...

New ENSR Online Seminar Addresses Phytoremediation for Site Cleanups

by AECOM  (Sep. 14, 2006)

Phytoremediation Technology Presents - Cost Effective Remediation Solutions WESTFORD, Mass. (September 11, 2006) - A new online seminar focusing on using Phytoremediation for site cleanups is being given by ENSR, a leading nationwide environmental consulting and engineering firm. Phytoremediation uses plants (trees, grasses and wetland ...

Innovative and effective landscape design to decontaminate and add value to polluted sites

by European Commission, Environment DG  (May 16, 2013)

Transforming public spaces with plants that decontaminate soils can add functional, ecological, economic and social value to derelict areas. A new study calls for consideration of social and environmental factors, as well as remediation needs, to produce effective and innovative landscape design. Land contaminated by urbanisation and ...

Trees as tools to treat common groundwater contaminants focus of NGWA Webinar

by National Ground Water Association (NGWA)  (Apr. 23, 2012)

“Introduction to the Phytoremediation of Common Groundwater Contaminants,” a one-hour Webinar presented by the National Ground Water Association, will take place June 5, 2012 at 1 p.m. ET. Attendees will learn how trees can remediate many common groundwater contamination problems during this online presentation by Dr. James E. ...

Bioremediation Project: Local labratory assists local community land use transition

by Curtis & Tompkins Laboratories  (Jul. 29, 2013)

C&T is participating in a project to evaluate the application of phytoremediation (plant based remediation) approach to clean up a long abandoned contaminated railway right of way inBerkeley. This project will be the first real world test of this approach and involves the planting of more than 2, 000 Chinese brake ferns (Pteris vittata) that ...

New emerging green mining technologies soon to make mining more efficient, cleaner and safer

by Kachan & Co.  (Sep. 10, 2013)

47 new green mining technology breakthroughs uncovered and profiled in “Emerging Green Mining Innovation,” a report published today by Kachan & Co. Driven primarily by cost savings, mining companies are beginning to adopt new greener technologies. And that’s spawning a cottage industry of companies aimed at helping the ...

Making green mining less of an oxymoron

by GLOBE Foundation  (Sep. 23, 2013)

New breakthrough science and cost reductions from the world of cleantech hold promise for making mining-one of the dirtiest, most inefficient industries in the world-more profitable, safer and cleaner. But which cleantech innovations aimed at reducing toxicity in mining, as well as the need for power and water, are best positioned to succeed? ...

`Green Clean:` Researchers determining natural ways to clean contaminated soil

by ScienceDaily  (Sep. 18, 2009)

Researchers at North Carolina State University are working to demonstrate that trees can be used to degrade or capture fuels that leak into soil and ground water. Through a process called phytoremediation – literally a “green” technology – plants and trees remove pollutants from the environment or render them harmless. Through a partnership with ...

EPA awards more than $1 million to college teams for innovative environmental solutions

by US EPA - Environmental Protection Agency  (Apr. 25, 2012)

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) awarded more than $1 million in grants to 15 university and college teams from across the country who participated in the 8th Annual National Sustainable Design Expo on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. for their innovative environmental solutions. EPA’s People, Prosperity and the Planet ...

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