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> Date: Friday, October 02, 1998 05:53:10
> From: Phillip Penna
> To: E&C/Karren Coffey; Shierry_Nicholsen@mist.seattleantioch.edu; E&C/Andrea
> Hamilton; eliezercolon@yahoo.com; wmeac@iserv.net; washozo@pyramid.net;
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> Subject: bio-teched mercury-eating trees
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> >Date: Thu, 1 Oct 1998 12:49:10 -0358
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> >From: Brennain Lloyd <brennain@onlink.net>
> >Subject: bio-teched mercury-eating trees
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> >PUBLICATION	The Vancouver Sun
> >DATE	Wed 30 Sep 1998
> >EDITION	FINAL
> >SECTION/CATEGORY	News
> >PAGE NUMBER	A4
> >STORY LENGTH	158
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> >Trees genetically altered to `eat' toxins
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> >WASHINGTON -- Bacteria that make toxic mercury harmless and thrive in the
> >presence of radioactive chemicals can be used to make ``designer''
> >creatures that eat up pollution, researchers claimed Tuesday.
> >
> >Reports in the journal Nature Biotechnology describe a
> >genetically-engineered tree that pulls mercury pollution out of the ground,
> >and a bacteria that breaks down some of the nastiest radioactive
> >pollutants. The tree has had genes from bacteria added that help it resist
> >the toxic effects of mercury.
> >
> >``We have shown the ability of genetically-altered yellow poplar trees . .
> >. to grow in the presence of normally toxic levels of ionic mercury,''
> >wrote researchers at the University of Georgia.
> >
> >In the second report, University of Minnesota researchers said they created
> >bacteria that can break down highly-radioactive nuclear waste. Like other
> >bugs known to break down pollutants such as oil and radioactive waste, the
> >researchers hope their genetically-engineered hybrid can help clean up some
> >of the worse nuclear dumps.
> >
> >The Vancouver Sun
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