In 2014, after the third-largest coal ash spill in the U.S. occurred near Eden, North Carolina, coal ash and millions of gallons of contaminated water were discharged into the Dan River. NSF-funded Madeline Schreiber and her team at Virginia Tech went to work quickly to gauge the impact.
In the following 2-minute radio installments from Pulse of the Planet, Dr. Schreiber talks about her research:
- NSF-funded Madeline Schreiber of Virginia Tech discusses her research on the impact of a coal ash spill on groundwater
- Calcium, magnesium and other trace elements are key to good tasting water, as we hear from Virginia Tech geoscientist Madeline Schreiber