TRU researcher studies how to grow better plants with mine waste
A TRU researcher just won a grant to study how to grow better plants in the waste rock of mine tailings.
When you want to build up your garden, you likely mix in compost to improve the soil. Well, a researcher at Thompson Rivers University is trying something similar with the crushed rock of mine waste.
Paul Antonelli is working on ways to grow plants in mine tailings. He's a masters student in Environmental Sciences. And he's just won a five thousand dollar scholarship for his work.
Paul Antonelli joined us in studio.
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