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December 27, 1998
Web posted at: 10:24 p.m. EST (0324 GMT)
SAN FRANCISCO (CNN) -- Combining common domestic hints from
Heloise and secret technology from underground nuclear
weapons tests, scientists from the Lawrence Livermore
Laboratory and the University of California-Berkeley have
devised an innovative steam-cleaning method to
clean up hazardous waste sites.
The breakthrough quicker picker-upper could soon soak up one-
third of the 1,300 Superfund sites in the United States.
One noxious California mess is expected to be cleaned up in two years -- 998
years ahead of schedule. CNN's Rusty Dornin reports.
|CNN's Rusty Dornin reports on the new cleaning technology