Technical note: Vetiver can grow on coal fly ash without DNA damage.

@article{Chakraborty2011TechnicalNV,
  title={Technical note: Vetiver can grow on coal fly ash without DNA damage.},
  author={Rajarshi Chakraborty and Anita Mukherjee},
  journal={International journal of phytoremediation},
  year={2011},
  volume={13 2},
  pages={206-14}
}
Fly ash is a by-product of coal-fired electricity generation plants. The prevalent practice of disposal is as slurry of ash and water to open lands or ash ponds located near power plants and this has lain to waste thousands of hectares all over the world. Wind and leaching are often the causes of off-site contamination from fly ash dumpsites. Vetiver (Vetiveria zizanioides) grown on fly ash for three months showed massive, mesh-like growth of roots which could have a phytostabilizing effect… CONTINUE READING