Use of native plants for the remediation of abandoned mine sites in Mediterranean semiarid environments.

@article{Bacchetta2015UseON,
  title={Use of native plants for the remediation of abandoned mine sites in Mediterranean semiarid environments.},
  author={Gianluigi Bacchetta and G Cappai and Alessandra Carucci and Elena Tamburini},
  journal={Bulletin of environmental contamination and toxicology},
  year={2015},
  volume={94 3},
  pages={
          326-33
        }
}
Abandoned tailing dumps from mining industry represent important sources of metal contamination in the surrounding environments. This study evaluates the potential of two Mediterranean native plants, Pistacia lentiscus and Phragmites australis, for phytoremediation of two Sardinian contaminated mine sites. A 6 months study has been conducted at greenhouse-controlled conditions with the aim of investigating the plant capability to tolerate high metal concentrations and to extract or immobilize… CONTINUE READING
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