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VCU chapter of the American Chemical Society Student Affiliates works at the Rice Center

On Saturday, Nov. 11, the VCU chapter of the American Chemical Society Student Affiliates took soil and water samples from a variety of locations at the VCU Rice Center. The samples will be tested for heavy metal content and the results will provide a baseline for a variety of metals such as mercury, arsenic and lead. The work is part of a new and exciting collaboration between the VCU Department of Chemistry and VCU Life Sciences that has great potential to give even more students hands-on experience in environmental monitoring and laboratory methods, adding to VCU Rice Center’s role as a “living laboratory.?

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