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MIT Scientists Pinpoint Origin of Dissolved Arsenic in Bangladesh Drinking Water
November 15, 2009
Researchers at MIT's department of civil and environmental engineering believe they have pinpointed a pathway by which arsenic may be contaminating the drinking water in Bangladesh, a phenomenon that has puzzled scientists, world health agencies and the Bangladeshi government for nearly 30 years.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
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