We are actually talking about hemp of course but this makes a better headline. The Russians have used several plants to clean soils around Chernobyl. Thus we are now getting extensive empirical data developed.
The world is full of damaged sites that need this form of gentle remediation. What we need is a likely profile on the time frames. This is something governments can target and fund in much the same way that super fund projects have restored long abandoned mining operations in the USA.
Certainly this is a vastly superior scheme to scrapping up the top soil and carting it to a land fill..
In fact we see the shape of a likely general protocol here. The first step is to dismantle all structures and ship or sequester safely if necessary. Then re groom the site itself and prepare a working seed bed. Plant remedial plants. Do this year after years until the soil can be worked safely and residue levels are safe.
Cannabis Can Decontaminate the Planet
Saturday, 10 September 2016
he Chernobyl exclusion zone, site of the world’s worst nuclear disaster, is slowly being returned to health as plants and animals begin to reclaim the land
As vegetation slowly reclaims formerly inhabited areas, adding species known to be effective extractors of soil-based heavy metals can aid in ecosystem rejuvenation
Are we ready to fully legalize hemp?