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- n. Plural form of cenosphere.
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Days later, with outrage and litigation mounting, a TVA environmental officer, Neil Carriker, told reporters that the gray goo in the river was made up of unsightly but harmless microscopic spheres of glass called cenospheres, which float in plumes downriver.
That gray stuff floating in the water is called "cenospheres," and its used to make bowling balls!
I've been reading all these news articles, but lately I'm having so much trouble wading through all the TVA press releases about their harmless "cenospheres" and their statements such as "The ash is mostly inert and breathing fly ash for a short period of time is unlikely to be a health concern."
"cenospheres," which are inert, hollow balls of sand-like material and are used in a variety of products -- primarily as fillers.
TVA is using skimming booms to contain the cenospheres on the water surface and vacuum trucks on barges remove the substance from the water.
TVA claims the substance is cenospheres - inert, hollow balls of sand-like material.
Reports indicate that the majority of cenospheres found earlier floating on the service of the waterways have been collected by skimming the surface.