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Tackling Urban Run-off

November 6, 2016

By Patrick Kane, University Public Affairs

When the rainclouds open up, the built environment of Richmond moves rainwater away from buildings and streets — but at the same time sweeps surface pollutants into the James River. Oil, gasoline, fertilizer, pesticides and animal waste are swept into the city’s stormwater drains by water flow.

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