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Georgia College graduate seeks to raise awareness of fatal bacteria— after devastating Puerto Rico hurricanes

Although scenes of devastation from the 2017 hurricanes in Puerto Rico are no longer on the news—one Georgia College graduate student and Puerto Rican native is still working to find out why residents there got sick and why some died.

Microbiologist uses Georgia’s plentiful kaolin to remove bacteria from water

Kaolin – a soft white clay mined in Georgia and used in a variety of products – has a new application thanks to a microbiology professor and his students, who recently discovered its ability to remove 100 percent E. coli and 99 percent of other bacteria from water.
 

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