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16 Apr, 2009

Clam Cleanup

Posted by: FLBC In: Pollution|Research

Cheverly resident and Eleanor Roosevelt High School student Caitlin Virta is featured in this video with Harriette Phelps, Ph.D., a biologist at the University of the District of Columbia in Washington, D.C. FLBC contributed $500 to the research project which uses clams to detect pollutants. Clams clean the water as they feed, absorbing toxins in [...]

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Dr. Harriette Phelps and her research detecting toxic chemicals in tributaries of the Anacostia River were featured in the Washington Post. Harriette recently spoke to the Friends of Lower Beaverdam Creek and shared her monitoring data showing high levels of PCBs in some areas of the creek.

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