New Way To Control Water Pollution? Mats Designed To Capture And Stabilize Pollution In Rivers

Thursday, June 19, 2008 - 21:28 in Earth & Climate

In a mud flat at the edge of the Cocheco River, just outside downtown Dover, New Hampshire, scientists are testing an innovative way to treat polluted sediment in coastal waterways. Rather than dredging up the problem, or burying it under several feet of sand, they've created a patch -- black geotextile mats designed to cap and stabilize pollution in place.

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