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Photo Gallery of Phytoremediation Activities at the Ronan, Montana, Site

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Hybrid poplar planting during 2002

Hybrid poplar planting during 2002 over a MTBE plume near Ronan, Montana. The white plastic pipes provides support for each cutting and reduces destruction by grazing animals. Note the mature cottonwoods adjacent to Spring Creek.

Planting hybrid poplar whips near Spring Creek in 2002, at the toe of an MTBE plume near Ronan, Montana.

Planting hybrid poplar whips near Spring Creek in 2002, at the toe of an MTBE plume near Ronan, Montana.

The root ball of each poplar was dipped in a solution of mycorrhizae, to inoculate the new trees with beneficial microbial populations to assist in water uptake.

The root ball of each poplar was dipped in a solution of mycorrhizae, to inoculate the new trees with beneficial microbial populations to assist in water uptake.

Looking at Spring Creek from the west (winter 1998). Photo was taken near the source of a MTBE plume near Ronan, Montana.

Looking at Spring Creek from the west (winter 1998). Photo was taken near the source of a MTBE plume near Ronan, Montana.

Looking from Spring Creek to the east, over the subsurface MTBE plume and toward the gasoline station, shown in the background. The station is located near Ronan, Montana.

Looking from Spring Creek to the east, over the subsurface MTBE plume and toward the gasoline station, shown in the background. The station is located near Ronan, Montana.

 

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