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Phytoremediation of Sardinian abandoned mine site: a preliminary study on the use of Helichrysum microphyllum Cambess. ssp. tyrrhenicum Bacch., Brullo and Giusso

  title={Phytoremediation of Sardinian abandoned mine site: a preliminary study on the use of Helichrysum microphyllum Cambess. ssp. tyrrhenicum Bacch., Brullo and Giusso},
  author={Gianluigi Bacchetta and M. E. Boi and Giovanna Cappai and Giovanni Battista De Giudici and Martina Piredda},
Sardinia was an important mine pole in Europe during the 19 and 20 century. Mine waste, rich in heavy metals, were left abandoned in tailing dumps, causing a relevant impact on the quality of water bodies and soils in nearby areas. Consequently, appropriate remediation activities are required in order to reduce the environmental contamination. Phytoremediation can be applied in these contexts because some plants are able to catch metals in roots or in epigean organs, offering plant coverage… 

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