SVSU students clean up shoreline of Saginaw Bay - ABC 12 – WJRT – Flint, MI

SVSU students clean up shoreline of Saginaw Bay

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(08/09/12) - Engineering students are cleaning soil from the shoreline of the Saginaw Bay.

Saginaw Valley State University students designed and built a machine to remove the muck as a way to improve the image of the beach.

The beach is a major tourist attraction, but because of the smell, it has struggled to get its appeal back.

The prototype that the students built from the ground up has a rolling cage that houses the inlet nozzle to an eight horse power pump.

The machine makes it easier to vacuum up the soil and sand.

This was a six month project.

SVSU students have been working with Bay City Park leaders and Michigan Department of Environmental Quality to get the necessary approvals in order to do their testing.

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