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From right: Water collected from the headwaters above the doser (far right). The orange water is from the sacrifice zone, followed by clear water 11 to 12 miles downstream.

Taking the Acid Out of Mine Drainage Isn't the Whole Picture

Ohio University researchers are taking a closer look at a well-established acid-mine drainage treatment method. It's not enough just to change the chemical pH in the stream, they write. It's "an unspoken goal" also to restore the biology—the fish and aquatic life—in the watershed.

And that may mean "sacrificing" a section of a stream so that the rest can thrive.

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