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    August 06, 2019
    The University of Wisconsin-Superior’s Lake Superior Research Institute will host free tours of the Montreal Pier Ballast Water Treatment System Testing Facility on Tuesday, August 20, from 1 to 3 p.m.
     
    This open house will allow visitors to learn about LSRI’s research on aquatic invasive species and its newly acquired facility. Tours will leave the main area at 1:30, 2, and 2:30 p.m. LSRI, University of Minnesota Duluth, and AMI Consulting Engineers staff will be available to discuss and demonstrate the unique features of the facility.
     
    This one-of-a-kind facility in the Great Lakes will give researchers access to a host of new information.
     
    “The new ballast water treatment facility allows us to advance the research and development of ballast water treatment technologies,” said Matt TenEyck, director of LSRI. “It keeps at a minimum fresh water, and more importantly the Great Lakes, as a player in the development of treatment technologies to help mitigate the spread of aquatic nuisance species.”
     
    For more information, please contact TenEyck at 715-394-8160 or email mteneyck@uwsuper.eduThe ballast water treatment testing facility is located at 22 19th Ave. E. on Montreal Pier in Superior. 

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