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Grant received to research sediments
September 3, 2008

PULLMAN – A group of WSU researchers has received a $350,000 grant from the M. J. Murdock Charitable Trust to better understand the effects of contaminated lake and river sediments on human and ecological health.


Led by Jeffrey L. Ullman, assistant professor in Biological Systems Engineering, the grant establishes the Sediment Analysis Laboratory to carefully identify and measure pollutants, including heavy metals and organic compounds. The researchers will also be looking at microbial-contaminant interactions and pollutant impacts on fish and wildlife.


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