Monitoring the Effectiveness of Phytoremediation and Hydrogeologic Response at an Agricultural Chemical Facility

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Project Number:

WR02R001

Funding Year:

2002

Contract Period:

7/1/2002 - 6/30/2004

Funding Source:

UWS, USGS

Investigator(s):
PIs:
  • Will DeVita, UW-Stevens Point
Abstract:

Phytoremediation offers a low-cost alternative to traditional remedial actions in contaminated environments. The proposed location of research has an established, 2-year old plantation, a network of monitoring wells used for contaminant analysis and hydrogeologic response, infrastructure necessary to maintain the site, as well as records of groundwater contaminants for the past several years. With this study, we have propose to evaluate the influence the established trees have on groundwater elevation and contaminants. We will also have the opportunity to evaluate the viability of these trees as they begin tapping into contaminated groundwater.

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