Maize Plus Bacteria: One-Two Punch Knocks Copper Out of Stamp Sand

March 11, 2014

HOUGHTON, MI - Nothing grows on the desert of stamp sand by the UP village of Gay. A legacy of copper mining, it was deposited decades ago near the Lake Superior shore.

Michigan Tech’s Ramakrishna Wusirika is working toward a simple, practical way to remediate that wasteland.

Plus, he and his team are shedding light on the inner workings of the plants and bacteria that do the work.

The full release is available here:

http://www.mtu.edu/news/stories/2014/march/story103951.html

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