Leila Darwis, a community organizer and bioremediation educator, is also the author of Earth Repair A Grassroots Guide to Healing Toxic and Damaged Landscapes.
Here is how she defines bioremediation in her recent interview with Earth Institute:
“Bioremediation is working with living systems and in particular working with fungi, bacteria and plants to heal contaminated land. When I talk about contamination, I’m talking about metals and chemicals. Essentially you are trying to find ways to either pull them out of the soil or water, or you’re trying to find ways to bind them, transform them and break them down. Whether you’re working with plants, bacteria or fungi, different organisms will do different things depending on the type of remediation you’re trying to do.”
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