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By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Ecology, Environment & Conservation -- A new study on Environmental Monitoring is now available. According to news reporting from Madrid, Spain, by VerticalNews journalists, research stated, "Phytoremediation is a well-known promising alternative to conventional approaches used for the remediation of diffused and moderated contaminated soils. The evaluation of the accumulation, availability, and interactions of heavy metals in soil is a priority objective for the possible use of phytoremediation techniques such as phytoextraction and phytostabilization."
The news correspondents obtained a quote from the research from Spanish National Research Council (CSIC), "The soils used in this work were collected from a number of sites inside a protected area in the Apulia region (Southern Italy), which were contaminated by various heavy metals originated from the disposal of wastes of different sources of origin. Soils examined contained Cd, Cr, Cu, Ni, Pb, and Zn in amounts exceeding the critical limits imposed by EU and Italian laws. However, the alkaline conditions, high organic matter content, and silty to silty loamy texture of soils examined would suggest a reduced availability of heavy metals to plants."
According to the news reporters, the research concluded: "Due to the high total content but the low available fraction of heavy metals analyzed, especially Cr, phytoextraction appears not to be a promising remediation approach in the sites examined, whereas phytostabilization appears to be the best technique for metal decontamination in the studied areas."
For more information on this research see: Effects of selected soil properties on phytoremediation applicability for heavy-metal-contaminated soils in the Apulia region, Southern Italy. Environmental Monitoring and Assessment, 2012;184(11):6593-6606. Environmental Monitoring and Assessment can be contacted at: Springer, Van Godewijckstraat 30, 3311 Gz Dordrecht, Netherlands. (Springer - www.springer.com; Environmental Monitoring and Assessment - www.springerlink.com/content/0167-6369/)
Our news journalists report that additional information may be obtained by contacting K. Farrag, CSIC, Center Ciencias Medioambientales, Inst Ciencias Agr, E-28006 Madrid, Spain.
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