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News Items: University of Arizona

Superfund Research Program

Revegetation of Mining Wastes in Arid and Semiarid Environments: Plant-Microbe-Metal Interactions and Fertility Island Effects

Project Leader: Raina M. Maier
Co-Investigators: Jon Chorover, Julie W. Neilson, Francisco E. Molina-Freaner (Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México), Mark D. Barton
Grant Number: P42ES004940
Funding Period: 2005-2020
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News Items List

  • Phytostablization of Mine Tailings with Compost-Assisted Direct Planting
    Research Brief - July 2016
    Amending mine waste with compost is a viable and promising alternative to the expensive process of covering an entire site with a thick soil or rock cap followed by seeding, according to research from the University of Arizona Superfund Research Program (UA SRP) Center. A recent field study at the Iron King Mine and Humboldt Smelter Superfund site showed that adding amendments and seeds led to establishment of native plants and sustained growth on mine tailings over 4 years.
  • UA SRP Talks Mining Reclamation on Capitol Hill
    SRP News Page - June 2016
    Raina Maier, Ph.D., University of Arizona Superfund Research Program (UA SRP) director, was invited to speak at the Science, Technology, Education, and Math (STEM) session of the 2016 Capitol Hill Policy Briefing Series.
  • SRP researchers quickly inform communities near Colorado mine spill
    Environmental Factor - October 2015
    Following the Aug. 5 Gold King Mine spill of about three million gallons of mineral-polluted water into a tributary of the Animas River in Colorado, researchers from the University of Arizona (UA) Superfund Research Program (SRP) moved quickly to inform affected communities about potential health and environmental risks.
  • UA SRP Responds Quickly to Inform Communities near Colorado Mine Spill
    SRP News Page - August 2015
    Because of their expertise in human and environmental risks associated with mining of metals, University of Arizona (UA) Superfund Research Program (SRP) researchers weighed in on the recent Gold King Mine Spill, which spilled approximately three million gallons of polluted mine waste water into a tributary of the Animas Rive in Colorado.
  • UA SRP Forms Collaboration with Bolivian Mining Group
    SRP News Page - March 2015
    To establish a collaboration focused on best mining practices, a group from Summit Mining and the San Cristobal Mine in Potos , Bolivia, visited the University of Arizona Superfund Research Program (UA SRP) in March 2015.
  • Translating research into products to improve public health
    Environmental Factor - June 2014
    What do a new eco-friendly cleanup chemical, a mercury-sensing device, and pathogen-detection technology have in common? They are all products of small business startups spun out of NIEHS-funded basic research, recognized for innovation.
  • Workshop advances arsenic research and prevention
    Environmental Factor - April 2014
    The NIEHS Superfund Research Program (SRP) hosted a meeting March 3-4 that gave scientists across a range of disciplines a venue for laying the foundation for the next generation of arsenic research.
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