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Minimizing mining damage with manure

"Minimizing Mining Damage With Manure ...U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) research confirms that the time-tested practice of amending crop soils with manure also can help restore soils on damaged post-mining landscapes.Thousands of acres of land with little or no vegetation, once mined for lead and zinc, remain throughout an area of southwestern Missouri, southeastern Kansas, and northeastern Oklahoma. The mining activities also left behind a legacy of lead-contaminated acidic…

Special Earth Day Feature: The Truth About Bottled Water

Every square mile of ocean contains 46,000 pieces of floating plastic. A plastic bottle can take hundreds of years to break down – and even then, its particles don’t just disappear. Over time, plastic breaks down into smaller pieces that can contaminate our soil, animals, and waterways. Animals often mistake these plastic pieces for food. Once the plastic gets into their systems, these pieces can poison the animal and often lead to its death.26 billion water bottles are thrown away each…

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Soil contamination from melt waters at airports

Melt Waters,Soil Contamination,Soggy Science,Airports

Long-distance survival: Effects of storage time and environmental exposure on soil bugs

Are soil organisms still risky after a year in the sun? International researchers placed trays of soil in and around sea containers, as well as in cupboards, to count the creatures in them every few months. They showcase some of the risks presented by soil contamination, while observing which unwanted microbes, insects and plants died faster when exposed, and which -- when protected in closed cupboards.

Geotechnical Site and Ground Investigation | Land survays of soil contamination | Geotechnical Risk assessment | Groundwater monitoring | Hydrogeological surveys | Geotechnical surveys | Drilling Site Investigation | Ecologia Environmental

bw-125-spot-simple As of 10/23/2012, America will restart importing beef from Fukushima. They will be sold at high-end restaurants. America hasn’t imported Japanese beef for 2 years and 6 months.

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Fracking contamination devastates North Dakota! See

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BROWNFIELD : land previously used for industrial purposes or some commercial uses. The land may be contaminated by low concentrations of hazardous waste or pollution, and has the potential to be reused once it is cleaned up.

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Benzene contamination of soil & groundwater at Camp Lejeune has emerged as an important issue. ATSDR is currently reviewing relevant information & data about the sources of benzene contamination on base. Information & data sources include the U.S. Marine Corps (USMC), Department of Navy (DON), North Carolina Department of Environment & Natural Resources, consultant & contractors to the USMC & the DON, & the Camp Lejeune Community