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TRU researcher studies how to grow better plants with mine waste

A researcher at TRU has just won a grant to study how to grow bigger, better plants in the waste rock of mine tailings. He'll explain the basics for us.

A TRU researcher just won a grant to study how to grow better plants in the waste rock of mine tailings.

Paul Antonelli (Tara Copeland/CBC)

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.

To hear the audio, click the link: TRU researcher studies how to grow better plants with mine waste

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