Elevated Wetland modules being installed in Toronto's Don Valley combine plastics, art and an environmental solution. Solar-powered pumps will deliver polluted water from the Don River to the modules, where a combination of plastic ``soil'' and plants will absorb pollutants before the water returns to the river. Module construction includes expanded polystyrene coated with acrylic stucco. Three of six modules already have gone up at the site, viewed daily by hundreds of thousands of commuters. Artist Noel Harding conceived the project, scheduled for completion in spring 1998. The Canadian Plastics Industry Association in Mississauga, Ontario, and several companies are sponsoring it.
A RIVER RUNS THROUGH THEM
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