Outstanding science communication

Frøydis Meen Wærsted impressed both the judges and the audience when she explained in a simple way why the tunnel construction in areas with alun shale is so problematic.

-Alum shale is a known problem that construction industry and authorities are concerned with, and I hope my research can help to better understand this problem, says Frøydis.

Alum shale contains a variety of toxins including radionuclides, and under suitable conditions can cause problems for the environment.

Alum shale disposal site, Gran

Alum shale disposal site, Gran

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Frøydis Meen Wærsted

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