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Saving Earth’s water from toxic waste

Saving Earth’s water from toxic waste

Media issued by The National Centre for Groundwater Research and Training

Scientists at The National Centre for Groundwater Research and Training (part-funded by the ARC) and University of Technology Sydney (UTS) have devised a better way to protect groundwater from acids, heavy metals and toxic chemicals, helping to secure the Earth’s main freshwater supply. 

The advance is a major step towards shielding groundwater from mining, industrial and domestic waste, all of which can contaminate the water for decades, rendering it unusable and undrinkable.

 

Image Credit: Yogendra Singh Pexels

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