Could cannabis hemp and alfalfa solve PFAS contamination? Wisconsin researchers hope so


Could cannabis hemp and alfalfa solve PFAS contamination? Wisconsin researchers hope so


MADISON – Researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point are turning to a more natural way of solving the issue of "forever chemical" cleanup: plants.

A team at the university was awarded a $175,000 grant over two years to study whether certain types of plants (cannabis hemp and alfalfa) can be used to remediate areas with heavy concentrations of PFAS, a process known as phytoremediation.

The plants could be used to suck up the contamination from the ground, storing it in their leaves and stems. The plants could then be incinerated or otherwise destroyed, reducing the amount of disturbance to the soil in contaminated areas...

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Ken Notes: ... and the on campus incineration events could become quite popular!

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