Produced in collaboration with UNC professor Dr. Cass Miller and the UNC Institute for the Environment and funded by a grant from the National Science Foundation.
Where — and why — do coal tar deposits appear in soil and in water supplies? And why do many scientists believe that coal tar can be harmful to your health? “A Sticky Situation” takes visitors from the bright beginnings of power utilities at the turn of the century to the toxic remnants that remain today and shows how UNC scientists are working to locate and remove coal tar deposits in our world.
Combining historical records and photos, video documentaries and physical interactives, visitors learn about the past and how to stay safe in the future.