Plants and Pb

Charles Rowland cwrowlan at ix.netcom.com
Fri Sep 1 23:53:09 EST 1995


In <428inq$7mc at newshound.uidaho.edu> thoma457 at buzzard.csrv.uidaho.edu
(David Thomas) writes: 
>
>cmayor at ix.netcom.com wrote:
>> 	I recently saw a journal or magazine or something that had a
story on
>> the use of plants to absorb heavy metals from soil.  Unfortuneately,
I
>> don't recall the plants, or the journal, or anything in particular.
>> so if any one could point towards any information on this subject it
>> would be greatly appreciated.
>
>
>> Chris Mayor
>
>I don't know about a specific article, but I do know that Lupines 
>concentrate heavy metals in their tissues--they can be a problem for 
>ranchers.
>
>--Dave 
>
OK, Lupines concentrate heavy metal, i read once that some type of
aquatic plants do the same thing.  The question then becomes, what do
you do with the lupines or aquatic plants---haul them to the local land
fill?  Not a smart question, i really don't know--how do we dispose of
them responsibly???



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