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Recovery Act Funds Construction of Trench to Mitigate Groundwater Contamination
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Recovery Act Funds Construction of Trench to Mitigate Groundwater Contamination
Shannon Seneca, right, a State University of New York at Buffalo doctoral candidate, reviews a log book in the WVDP onsite laboratory. With the infusion of $6.5 million in Recovery Act funds, West Valley Demonstration Project (WVDP) is installing an 850-foot-long trench this fall (2010) that will prevent the spread of a contaminated groundwater plume. WVDP worked with the State University of New York at Buffalo to develop the trench, known as a permeable treatment wall. The trench will contain zeolite, a naturally-occurring mineral formed from volcanic ash. The zeolite attracts the contaminant, Strontium-90, and pulls it out of the groundwater, similar to a home water softener system.
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