Vegetating Polluted Landscapes

Frongoch Plot 2 sprayed with TerrAffix-Hydrasoil (before and 22 days after)

At an old lead and zinc mine in the heart of Ceredigion a fantastic transformation is happening. After years of polluting mine works the site resembled something from another planet or a blasted moonscape. That was until we started trialing our TerrAffix-HydraSoil.

The soil was massively degraded with high levels of pollutants. Nothing much has been able to grow on this site. A few sparse grasses clung to life but that was all.

Our specialist system has been trialed at the site against a number of competitors’ systems. We are pleased to report a significant environmental transformation where the TerrAffix-HydraSoil was applied.

TerrAffix-HydraSoil is specially suited for this terrain.

Not only does it enable plants to grow but it also prevents the pollutants from bioaccumulating in the plants.

The unique combination of natural and reclaimed ingredients act to lock in heavy metal pollutants so they aren’t taken up by the plants.

The product also has the significant benefit of sequestering CO2, enabling companies to achieve even more environmental targets.

The system offers enormous environmental benefits and has been shown to be easy and safe to apply, even on difficult and hard to reach terrains.

Each site is unique with its own individual challenges. Frongoch’s specific soil structure and composition were analysed by staff. They then made the appropriate tweaks to the system to effectively deal with the levels of heavy metals at that site.

Plot 1 showing the stark contrast between unsprayed and sprayed ground

NRW stated: “This is very exciting, we can see this system offers real potential benefits on heavily polluted land which needs remediating.”

TerrAffix-HydraSoil offers hope for all owners of significantly polluted sites.