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Unformatted text preview: that serves as an indicator of land mine location. Modification for Phytoremediation Plants are even used in some environments to remove toxic substances from soils, a process called phytoremediation. Plants that can absorb potentially toxic minerals are planted in landfills. In some cases, the plants can degrade harmful chemicals; other plants accumulate the substance, and the plants can be harvested, dried, and removed to a safe storage site. Test sites are in use today for removing TCE, a carcinogenic organic solvent, TNT, mine sludge contaminants and a number of heavy metals....
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This note was uploaded on 01/08/2012 for the course BIO 213 taught by Professor Makina during the Fall '09 term at SUNY Stony Brook.
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