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SNR Alumni Research: Rust-coated irrigation pipes hint at lack of nitrate in groundwater

 Mikaela Cherry / ACS ES&T Water / Scott Schrage | University Communication and Marketing According to a study from Husker researchers, irrigation pivots covered with rust may signal the absence of nitrate — a contaminant linked to birth defects and canceFINDING COULD GUIDE SAMPLING OF GROUNDWATER FOR CONTAMINANT LINKED TO HEALTH ISSUES

A stray observation would lead Husker alumna Mikaela Cherry to hunt for a link between a groundwater contaminant and the irrigation pipes that crisscross rural Nebraska. She appears to have found it.
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Originally published December 16, 2022 - Submit an Item