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Bacteria Can 'Fertilize' Copper-Polluted Soil

When miners abandoned Michigan's Copper Country, they left a lot of the red metal behind, and not in a good way. Waste from the mining operations still contains a high fraction of copper, so high that almost nothing can grow on it -- and hasn't for decades, leaving behind moonscape expanses that can stretch for acres.

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"Effect of multiple metal resistant bacteria from contaminated lake sediments on metal accumulation and plant growth" (http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0304389411002767)
 
 

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