Original Published Date: 
Tuesday, August 20, 2013

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.