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Biobarrier, developed at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, is a cost-effective method of preventing plant growth along roadways and under sidewalks, building foundations, swimming pools, and tennis courts.

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Document Title: Biobarrier
Category: Environmental Remediation
Media Type: Photos
Date of Image/Photo: 1990
Background: Licensing agreements with Battelle allow several U.S. companies to manufacture and market root control products. The Typar Biobarrier(trademark) Root Control System (the yellow tile in the foreground of the photo) is manufactured by Reemay Inc. and is a cost-effective method for municipalities to prevent plant growth along roadways and under sidewalks, building foundations, swimming pools, tennis courts, waste sites and landfills. RootStop(trademark), marketed by Agrifim International, prevents plant roots from clogging buried drip irrigation lines (the black bar-like object at the top of the photo). The technology was developed at Pacific Northwest and originally used to prevent the intrusion of unwanted plant growth on buried waste sites at the Hanford Site.
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