MTU Recieves Funding for Great Lakes Projects

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Great Lakes Radio News UpdateMARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) A pair of Great Lakes restoration projects by Michigan Technological University researchers have been selected for funding by the University of Michigan Water Center.

Fifty-four research teams from universities submitted proposals for nearly $570,000 in total funding. One project received a $50,000 grant to study the impact of remediation of mining waste stamp sands along Hills Creek on the Keweenaw Peninsula.

The other project that received a $50,000 Water Center grant to develop a geo-spatial database to inform emergency response plans for dealing with oil or chemical spills in the Great Lakes.

The U of M Water Center was formed last October to assist development of efficient and effective Great Lakes restoration.

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