Workers try to repair the sinking sea wall at the Jefferson Memorial

The brown goo oozed from the drill hole like a primordial porridge — from 60 feet beneath the Jefferson Memorial, it was some of the muck that’s under the Mall and part of the stuff that has been slowly swallowing the memorial’s sea wall for years.

Read more via Workers try to repair the sinking sea wall at the Jefferson Memorial.

Also check out the excellent illustrations of the repair work: http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/graphic/2010/06/01/GR2010060103084.html?sid=ST2010060103460

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