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Posted Sun Oct 31 2010: from The Missoulian:
Milltown sediment spread near Opportunity won't grow grass
OPPORTUNITY - Milltown Reservoir's exiled dirt won't behave in its new home. The 2.5 million cubic yards of fine-grained sediment dredged from the former reservoir east of Missoula has been spread 2 feet thick over more than 600 acres of wasteland between Anaconda and its satellite community of Opportunity. But it won't grow grass. "This would have been the first year we wanted to see vegetation everywhere," said Charlie Coleman, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Anaconda site project manager. "But the vegetation never took off."
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'Doc Michael says:
How will we geo-engineer our way out of global warming if we can't even grow grass in dirt?
Maybe they ought to try growing mushrooms I bet those'll grow!

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