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A basement inventor discovers a new way to purify industrial waste -- and wins a place in a Museum of Science exhibit

By Irene Sege
Globe Staff / May 6, 2006

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GROTON -- The newspaper clipping taped to the wall of Hugh McLaughlin's basement laboratory extols the wonder of science. ''Why is science fun?" it asks. ''When you make a discovery you realize that at that moment in time you know something that nobody else in the world knows." (Full article: 795 words)

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