High hopes for hemp seed solution to Williamtown contamination

The University of Newcastle, Australia

 

University of Newcastle researchers believe hemp seed might provide a real solution to the Williamtown contamination crisis.

Chemicals from firefighting foams historically used on the RAAF base have been discovered in high concentration in the local environment, including in groundwater, surface water and soils.

Researchers at the prestigious Centre of Excellence for Geotechnical Science and Engineering, based at the University of Newcastle, have shown hemp seed constituents to be highly effective in removing per- and poly- fluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) from water.

 

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