How to learn more about the NFL’s $2.3 billion oil drop project
The NFL has spent $2 billion to install a massive water-treatment plant in Louisiana that it says will help clean up the country’s most polluted waterway.
The plant is being built in the Louisiana bayou where thousands of barrels of heavy crude oil are spilled every day.
The plant, which is expected to begin operating next year, will be able to treat more than 5.5 billion gallons of water per day.
The NFL hopes to eventually be able remove more than 90% of the wastewater from the bayou.
The company is spending $400 million to develop and install a facility in Louisiana, according to the AP.
The water treatment plant will be powered by hydroelectric energy and generate electricity to run the pumps and transform water into drinking water.
The NFL is hoping to eventually clean up more than 20 million gallons of wastewater per day and have the system be able operate for as long as it takes to clean up contaminated waters.