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All Things Considered

Why Snow Melts Right Above The Septic Tank

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We have a lot of snow on the ground these days in New Hampshire. And judging by this week’s weather forecast, the snow piles aren’t likely to get any smaller in the immediate future.

And yet, that’s exactly what happened to David Brooks, who writes the weekly Granite Geek science column for the Nashua Telegraph and GraniteGeek.org - at least in the part of his yard just above the septic tank. He explains some of the theories why this happens to All Things Considered host Brady Carlson.