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Scientists map huge undersea fresh-water aquifer off U.S. Northeast: Biggest such known formation; could signal resources worldwide

Scientists map huge undersea fresh-water aquifer off U.S. Northeast: Biggest such known formation; could signal resources worldwide

In a new survey of the sub-seafloor off the U.S. Northeast coast, scientists have made a surprising discovery: a gigantic aquifer of relatively fresh water trapped in porous sediments lying below the salty ocean. It appears to be the largest such formation yet found in the world.

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