URI lands $1M in federal funding for plastics pollution research

U.S. SEN. JACK REED speaks at a news conference Friday announcing a $1 million federal early for the University of Rhode Island to increase the understanding of the impact that plastics have on coastal ecosystems and to develop new sustainable materials and pollutant capture systems. Behind Reed at URI's Narragansett Bay campus are U.S. Rep. Jim Langevin, left, and URI President Marc B. Parlange. / COURTESY SEN. JACK REED'S OFFICE
SOUTH KINGSTOWN – U.S. Sen. Jack Reed and Rep. Jim Langevin on Friday announced a $1 million federal earmark to help researchers at the University of Rhode Island study the effects of pollution on land and sea.  The federal earmark was secured through the fiscal year 2022 appropriations law. The funding will be used to…

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