Contaminated water inching through the ground at a New York nuclear cleanup site is about to hit a wall.
And if all goes as planned, it will seep through and come out clean on the other side.
Crews at the West Valley Demonstration Project in western New York are digging a three-foot wide trench as deep as 30 feet and filling it with volcanic material called zeolite.
The in-ground zeolite wall is meant to decontaminate groundwater as it filters through.
Thursday, November 4, 2010
In-Ground Wall to Filter Water at NY Nuke Site