The electricity system in the United States received renewed attention after the August 2003 blackout that affected more than 50 million customers across the Northeast United States and caused...
by taking up tainted water and releasing moisture through leaves, keeping contaminants out of groundwater.
Phytotransformation. Plants secrete enzymes that break down pollutants in the soil, or enzymes within the plant structure break down contaminants taken up by the plant.
Rhizome biodegradation. Plants add oxygen to the soil and secrete enzymes that improve the growing environment for bacteria and fungi that break down contaminants. -J.A.
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