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Dust Control Goes International

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Williams County's efforts to limit dust on gravel roads in the county have attracted the attention of an Australian company.

Williams County has applied a treatment called "Perma-zyme" to nearly 100 miles of gravel roads in the county to harden the surface and limit dust-production.

Today, Adrian Carr of Australia was looking over some of those roads, learning how the process has worked.

He says his country has many miles of dirt and gravel roads that could benefit from such treatments.

Williams County Highway Superintendent Dennis Nelson says the first "Perma-zyne" treatment in the county went in near Wildrose in 2010 and has proven successful at limiting dust and helping the road surface survive flooding in 2011.

In addition, more than 60 miles of roadway have had the treatment as part of chip-seal surfacing, a process that the Australian officials are particularly interested in.


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