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Working wonders with mine waste

How scientists in Morocco hope to turn huge slag piles of coal mining waste into bricks and transform the city of Jerada in the process

  • Aug 24, 2018
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The huge piles of coal mining waste in the northeastern Moroccan city of Jerada have been an environmental blight for two decades, but now scientists have found a way to clean them up and transform the city in the process. Part of an ongoing series of stories about innovative projects in the developing world, a partnership between the International Development Research Centre and Canadian Geographic.

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