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Tohoku University Launches Joint Research on Ganges River Cleanup

A research center at Tohoku University will collaborate to test Japanese accelerator technology for addressing the pollution of the Ganges River in India.



The banks of the Ganges River in Varanasi, northern India, 2015 (Kyodo)

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The Research Center for Electron Photon Science (ELPH) at Tohoku University in Sendai is planning a joint research project with India to clean up the Ganges River, Sankei Shimbun learned on September 28. 

The Ganges, the longest river in India and a major water source for the country, has become increasingly polluted alongside rapid economic growth. Research will focus on applications of Japanese accelerator technology. 

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People bathing in the Ganges River, Varanasi, northern India, 2018 (Kyodo)

The project will experiment with irradiating high-energy electron beams from an accelerator onto contaminated wastewater flowing into the river to decompose bacteria and harmful substances.

Continue reading the full story on Japan 2 Earth to learn more about the Japanese technology being tested and the partners involved.

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Author: The Sankei Shimbun

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