Bioremediation, forests and fungi

truffler1635 at my-deja.com truffler1635 at my-deja.com
Wed Oct 11 00:00:53 EST 2000


In article <39E37B8A.FBD5E289 at forestmeister.com>,
  Joseph Zorzin <redoak at forestmeister.com> wrote:
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> truffler1635 at my-deja.com wrote:
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> > In Mushroom, The Journal, Issue 66, Vol. 18, No. 1, Winter 1999-2000, p
> > 7, Paul Stamets notes that a common forest fungi of the PNW also
> > cultivated as a crop by some growers, can degrade diesel fuel spills when
> > mixed with wood chips. As a white wood-rooting fungi, it presumably can
> > also degrade such toxins as PCP, DDT, PBP's and dioxins. The fungus name?
> > Pleurotus ostreatus, oyster mushroom!
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> > Daniel B. Wheeler
> > www.oregonwhitetruffles.com
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> > Before you buy.
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> Daniel, do you have dreams about fungi? <G>
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> Hey, I see a new group- alt.nature.mushrooms. Cool, I bet you must have
> started it.
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Nope! It was already there when I got here. ;)

Actually I figured that as long as the big companies are getting into the
toxic waste cleanup act, there was no reason why some foresters shouldn't
get into it either. I bet it pays better than logs right now.

Daniel B. Wheeler
www.oregonwhitetruffles.com


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