Penn State launches center to study nutrient pollution

By on February 4, 2014

The new center aim to will improve nutrient reduction strategies like riparian buffers (Credit: Penn State)

With support from the U.S. EPA, researchers at Penn State University will open a new center to investigate nitrate and phosphorus nutrient pollution, according to a release. It will be called the Center for Integrated Multi-scale Nutrient Pollution Solutions.

The new center will be launched with a $2.2 million Science to Achieve Results grant from the EPA. Seven research teams will combine existing research efforts with new studies to track the pollution’s effects on watersheds, including the Chesapeake Bay basin.

Their research will span at least three years. Significant study will take place in the Susquehanna-Chesapeake watershed, which is home to some 17 million people.

Image: The new center aim to will improve nutrient reduction strategies like riparian buffers (Credit: Penn State)

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