Waterloo researchers protecting our food supply from mercury contamination

Tuesday, October 6, 2020

Alana Wang

Remediation of mercury contaminated soils is an urgent issue affecting the safety of our food supply.  Rivers, lakes, and oceans that were polluted by industrial waste from textile or mining operations in the past can continue to distribute neurotoxic methylmercury into our agricultural environments for decades.  Waterloo PhD student Alana Wang (pictured here) and a team of Waterloo researchers have helped to unlock the process of using biochars to remediate contaminated floodplain soils.

Their work is highlighted on the Lightsource.ca website.

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