Alaska Professor: "We urgently need to shift from dig, haul and burn, and I see phytoremediation as an important part of this needed shift."
June 21, 2023
Microbiology professor Mary Beth Leigh and the team found that planting grasses or adding fertilizer, or a combination of both, to a contaminated site had surprisingly persistent effects on the microbes associated with local vegetation.
Funding comes from President Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law. The Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement is investing in abandoned mine reclamation in Wyoming.
February 7, 2023
AML reclamation supports jobs in coal communities by investing in projects that close dangerous mine shafts, reclaim unstable slopes, improve water quality by treating acid mine drainage, and restore water supplies damaged by mining.