Officials unveiled a solar-powered cleaning system yesterday installed at the Frontier Fertilizer Superfund site in Davis, California, championed as a model for other toxic clean up sites. Solar energy will power a water pump and filtration system that is purifying tens of millions of gallons of contaminated groundwater. The water will initially be treated through electrical resistive heating, a process that will shorten the clean up time by 170 years and save millions of dollars, according to officials. [San Francisco Chronicle]
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