Photo of lab member Ava Menza feature in Roanoke Times article on the Dan River Coal Fly Ash Spill

A photo of lab member Ava Menza was featured in Roanoke Times article on the Dan River Coal Fly Ash Spill today.

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Photo credit: The Roanoke Times | File July

Here’s a link to the article:

One report puts Dan River coal ash spill damage at $295 million – Roanoke Times: Virginia.

Last February a large amount of coal fly ash, a byproduct from the combustion of coal, was released into the Dan River. Ava has been working as part of a project funded by the National Science Foundation that is investigating the effects of the coal fly ash on the chemistry of river. She has been specifically using the the sulfur isotopes in sulfate from the river water as a tracer of the spill. Over the past year, Ava has accompanied my colleague Maddy Schreiber on sampling campaigns to the Dan River over the past year to take water and sediment samples from the river.

Here is a link to the other article published last July in the Roanoke Times with more information on Virginia Tech research project on the Dan River Spill:

Virginia Tech researchers search for ways to better trace effects of coal ash spills – Roanoke Times: News.

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Assistant Professor in the Department of Geosciences at Virginia Tech.
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