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Wednesday, April 20, 2011
Hemp Can Help Clean Up Gulf of Mexico Oil
OIL SPILL PROBLEM:Soil & air pollutionfrom exposed crude and dispersant.
HEMP SOLUTION: Institute aHemp PhytoremediationProgram
Hemp was helpfularound Chernobyl, with a bit of planning by a hemp experiencedmastermind alliance, can be used to help clean up the environmental mess in the Gulf of Mexico caused by BP, and other disaster areas.
The same way hemp was used inChernobyl, we should be using hemp to clean up the toxins from the Gulf of Mexico "oil spill" (more like a volcano) and other environmental crisis situations. How? Engage in large scale hemp planting in affected areas via a modern Hemp For Victory program.
February, 2000: Chernobyl (Ukraine) - Using Plants To Clean Soil "Phytoremediationis a process that takes advantage of the fact that green plants can extract and concentrate certain elements within their ecosystem. For example, some plants can grow in metal-laden soils, extract certain metals through their root systems, and accumulate them in their tissues without being damaged. In this way, pollutants are either removed from the soil and groundwater or rendered harmless."
"In 1998, Phytotech, along with Consolidated Growers and Processors (CGP) and theUkraine'sInstitute of Bast Crops, planted industrial hemp,Cannabissp., for the purpose of removing contaminants near theChernobylsite.Cannabisis in the Cannabidaceae family and is valuable for its fiber, which is used in ropes and other products...
Overall,phytoremediationhas great potential for cleaning uptoxic metals, pesticides, solvents, gasoline, and explosives.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) estimates that more than 30,000 sites in theUnited Statesalone require hazardous waste treatment. Restoring these areas and their soil, as well as disposing of the wastes, are costly projects, but the costs are expected to be reduced drastically if plants provide thephytoremediationresults everyone is hoping for."