Exper. Hort. (Arcata Waste Treatment PLANTS)
> From: XJNJ40A@prodigy.com (ANDREW SINGER )
> Newsgroups: rec.gardens
> Subject: Experimental Horticulture
> Date: 3 Nov 1994 03:08:39 GMT
> I am interested if anyone knows of any universities/government agencies
> or private institutions that are experimenting with the idea of using a
> select grouping of plants to extract "environmentally harmful" substances
> from human originated wastewater. I have had some leads in the fields
> of golf courses, which treat the runoff water in a manmade wetland
> environment, but I would like to know if there are any formal studies
> going on anywhere. Thank you for your help!
> Seattle, WA
I believe it is in Arcata, California (near Eureka) that they have a working
waste treatment 'marsh' that emptied into the Pacific Ocean. If I remember
correctly, the water exiting the marsh is far more pure than most waste
treatment plants produce. I'm sure if you called the University there
(Humbolt State, I think), they could tell you all about it.
Anyone in the Northwest who can add more info?
Sean A. O'Hara, 710 Jean St., Oakland, Ca. 94610-1459
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