A Tribe in Maine is Using Hemp to Remove ‘Forever Chemicals’ From the Soil

soil g627284d83 1920 A Tribe in Maine is Using Hemp to Remove ‘Forever Chemicals’ From the Soil

Takeaways:

  • In 2020, it was discovered that the Aroostook Band of Micmacs’ hemp plants were sucking PFAS out of the contaminated soil.
  • Hemp is useful for decontaminating the soil because its its roots are deep and profuse which makes it the better to uptake pollutants from soil.
  • This practice (known as phytoremediation) could help farmers across the country who had to shown down their farms after discovering tainted soil.

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