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Kicking out contamination A vacuum drainage system more commonly used for accelerating consolidation in soft clays is helping to remove harmful gases from the World Cup stadium at the Stade de France.

Centrepiece of this summer's football World Cup will be the spectacular Stade de France in northern Paris. Before its transformation to the FFr2bn (£203M) home of French football, the site used to be home to a range of chemical and industrial works. These left a legacy of pollution and the need for a major environmental clean up in advance of stadium construction.

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