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Bioremediation practice from Nigeria 

Let’s discover a great example of using bioremediation from outside of Europe.

Oil spill has turned the Niger Delta, in southern Nigeria, into one of the most polluted places on Earth. 44 years old environmental biochemist, soil scientist and toxicologist, Eucharia Nwaichi, uses bioremediation - planting vegetation that naturally removes pollutants from the soil. Some of the plants Nwaichi uses are lemon grass, bambara groundnuts, mustard plants and fimbristylis. She has used them to successfully remove hydrocarbons and heavy metals like arsenic from the ground. She has been awarded the John Maddox Prize as the first African woman to win.

You can learn more about this inspiring scholar in the BBC News.


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