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Copper Sucking Corn Cleans Polluted Soil

August 20th, 2011 | by Tina Casey

In a twist on the old set a thief to catch a thief ploy, researchers at Michigan Technological University have found that a copper-loving bacteria can help corn suck copper contamination out of soil. The discovery could help clean up highly contaminated abandoned mining sites that have resisted other forms of "green" remediation

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