Researchers Chung-Ho Lin, from left,
By Scott Canon
McClatchy Newspapers (MCT)
Robert Lerch and John Yang.
(Scott Canon/Kansas City Star/MCT)
COLUMBIA, Mo. — Besides the obvious reason, TNT is not good for you.
But grass, it turns out, might be dynamite for the problem.
TNT contaminates hundreds of sites, from military firing ranges to old production dumps to waterways, and poses a threat to the human nervous system and to the liver and kidneys. It's suspected to cause cancer. It can cause allergic reactions and attack the immune system, and it may lead to birth defects.
Left alone in the soil, TNT breaks down into an even more toxic substance.
If the problem is left in the dirt, maybe that's where the solution can grow.
Three Missouri researchers have hit on an idea that could potentially scrub away the TNT danger: Simply plant the right kind of grass.
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From wikipedia, the free encyclopedia:
George Vancouver RN (June 22, 1757 – May 12, 1798) was an officer of the Royal Navy, best known for his exploration of North America, including the Pacific coast along the Canadian province of British Columbia and the modern day American states of Washington and Oregon. He also explored the southwest coast of Australia and negotiated agreements with Hawaii's Kamehameha I.
George Vancouver was born in King's Lynn, Norfolk, England.
At the age of fifteen he travelled to the Pacific aboard HMS Resolution,
on Captain James Cook's second voyage (1772-1775). It was Vancouver's first naval service. He also accompanied Cook on his third voyage (1776-1779), this time aboard Resolution'
s sister ship, HMS Discovery.
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