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NRRI receives $3M grant to collect sediments, analyze contaminants in Great Lakes

NRRI receives $3M grant to collect sediments, analyze contaminants in Great Lakes

NRRI to lead a team of scientists to collect and analyze contaminating chemicals in the Great Lakes.

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NRRI Duluth: Labs and Admin
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Coleraine, MN 55722

What have NRRI researchers been up to during the pandemic quarantine?

A lot.

Leading the U in developing safety protocols in response to COVID-19

Like… developing a lab hibernation and sunrise plan as well as safe field work protocols.

Investing in the future

Like… collaborating to develop high value biochar materials from biomass waste and applications to improve our environment.

Developing long-term datasets

Like… the EPA Coastal Wetlands Monitoring Project which protects our freshwater resources and the economy that depends upon them.

Supporting essential industry partners

Like… our High Pressure Grinding Rolls upgrade to make our iron industry partners more efficient and productive. 

Find out more.

See the full list here


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NRRI scientist publishes new book for Great Lakes diatom algae identification which includes 28 new species.

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