February 6, 2009

Legacy Sediments. Franklin & Marshall College professors Robert C. Walter, Ph.D. and Dorothy J. Merritts, Ph.D. talk about the publication of an article in the journal Science that outlines the contributions thousands of 17th to 19th Century mill dams have made to causing legacy sediment and nutrient pollution in today’s streams with New York Times Reporter Cornelia Dean.
The research published by Drs. Walter and Merritts have lead to changes in public policy dealing with the cleanup of the Chesapeake Bay and other watersheds.
Financial support for the research was provided by the Department of Environmental Protection, the Pennsylvania members of the Chesapeake Bay Commission and Franklin and Marshall College. (Click here for related article.)