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  •  much better paper.... (8+ / 0-)

    I have a much better idea.  They are really talking about a concept that will have the details filled in on individual sites.  

    Thanks for the reference- I find it useful.  We are actively working on a restoration agriculture concept which is on a microscale in line with this concept.  

    I should note, one concern I have is that Bacteria and Plants don't really eliminate elemental toxins like selenium and arsenic- they just convert them to a less toxic form.  So to some extent the problem is mitigated but not eliminated.

    And some of the earth moving equipment is huge and very expensive.  And don't forget the big heaps of coal mine waste besides slurry.  All the iron pyrite might need to be remined?  Sometimes I actually long for nuclear power plants when I think of the mess.

    You shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you mad. Aldous Huxley

    by murrayewv on Wed May 14, 2008 at 09:06:18 PM PDT

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    •  Who Said It Would Be Easy? (5+ / 0-)

      This is tough stuff.  We've been stupid for a long time and, in the last coupla hundred years, have had great power along with that stupidity.

      John Todd has been building ecological models and systems for forty years.  He may not be perfect but he sure knows what he's doing.

      Solar is civil defense. Video of my small scale solar experiments at http://solarray.blogspot.com/2006/03/solar-video.html

      by gmoke on Wed May 14, 2008 at 09:16:56 PM PDT

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