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Researchers create a natural gel that could help prevent wildfires

Original post made on Nov 5, 2019

A long-lasting gel-like fluid developed by Stanford University researchers could keep wildfires from starting and spreading when it's combined with a common fire retardant.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Tuesday, November 5, 2019, 7:03 AM

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Posted by Pre-treat your house
a resident of Adobe-Meadow
on Nov 5, 2019 at 2:20 pm

Promising development for those in the high risk areas

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Posted by MJ Wolf
a resident of Midtown
on Nov 5, 2019 at 2:33 pm

Reuters ranks Stanford #1 in innovation. Web Link.

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Posted by Chemical contamination?
a resident of Duveneck/St. Francis
on Nov 6, 2019 at 11:12 am

Chemical contamination? is a registered user.

If weathering (rain) reduces efficacy, this suggests that the chemicals might be washed into the soil. Did anyone study accumulative effects of soil or groundwater contamination?

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