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Phytoremediation of pesticides in water and soil

Extensive pesticide use over several decades has resulted in the contamination of soils and water bodies. Pesticides can either these ecosystems either by intentional application, or incidentally by spray drift, surface water runoff, or spills. These pesticides may have a variety of detrimental effects on aquatic and terrestrial organisms, and could lead to disruption of the ecosystem. Cleaning up contaminated sites by conventional methods, such as excavation and storage off-site, can be expensive and not practical for areas with only minor contamination issues.

Mr. Vurtice C Albright III

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Graduate Student
Ph. D. Candidate
Graduate Assistant-Research
Area of Expertise: 
Environmental Toxicology