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out of toxic waste comes a possible cure for some Cancer...!!!

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posted on Apr, 23 2011 @ 08:18 PM
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my wife heard a story on the radio about an old toxic lake that formed after the owners turned off the water pumps that kept a Strip mine dry... and the ground water filled in the pit,,

here is the kicker
it filled up with all the by-products of the strip-mining process,,and as a result, the pit is laden with heavy metals and dangerous chemicals that leach from the rock, including arsenic, cadmium, zinc, and sulfuric acid...

The pit and its water present a serious environmental problem because the water, with dissolved oxygen, allows pyrite and sulfide minerals in the ore and wall rocks to decay, releasing acid. When the pit water level eventually reaches the natural water table, estimated to occur by around 2020, the pit water will reverse flow back into surrounding groundwater, polluting into Silver Bow Creek which is the headwaters of Clark Fork River.
The acidic water in the pit carries a heavy load of dissolved heavy metals. In fact, the water contains so much dissolved metal (up to 187 ppm Cu) that some material is mined directly from the water.


here is the GOOD part..


New fungal and bacterial species have been found to have adapted to the harsh conditions inside the pit. Intense competition for the limited resources caused these species to evolve the production of highly toxic compounds to improve survivability; natural products such as Berkeleydione, berkeleytrione and Berkelic acid have been isolated from these organisms which show selective activity against cancer cell lines. Some of these species ingest metals and are being investigated as an alternative means of cleaning the water.



Wonderful natural selection.............. That is GREAT news for Earth-Day!!

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posted on Apr, 23 2011 @ 08:33 PM
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thats amazing!!
Knowing that something so harmful to our environment, has caused natural organisms to evolve and be so beneficial to cancer patients
Great Find OP
S&F



posted on Apr, 23 2011 @ 10:43 PM
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glad to help spread Good news... for a change LOL



posted on Apr, 24 2011 @ 12:20 AM
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thanks to my wife!!!!



posted on Apr, 24 2011 @ 10:03 AM
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Everything on this earth is constantly mutating, adapting and evolving. Starting with the microbes. So-called "disease" can be seen as our own species' first steps in the mutation and adaptation process.

...Our bodies are obsolete - the world we evolved to inhabit no longer exists. Now, we have to mutate, adapt and evolve - or go extinct.

..."Curing" our adaptive mutations is pointless - our old bodies are NOT successful in this new world we have created. We have altered everything - down to the chemicals, microbes and molecules that make up our planet.

It makes more sense to talk about cleaning up the world. But that won't happen. So why not let humans mutate and evolve along with everything else? Why spend billions on "cures" designed to help us survive in a world that doesn't exist anymore?



posted on Apr, 25 2011 @ 10:50 AM
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wishing the Good news gets spread,,,, well THIS good news,,,



posted on Apr, 28 2011 @ 10:51 PM
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edit on 4/28/11 by darrman because: OOPS



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