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Poole company shares winnings in flood competition

By Western Daily Press  |  Posted: December 29, 2012

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A Poole firm behind a brick designed to replace sandbags as a last line of flood defence is to share a £200,000 prize.

Fluvial Innovations was among three winners in the Defra-backed competition to address flooding.

The bricks can be stacked by one person and are self-filling, using the weight of the water itself.

Environment Minister Lord de Mauley said: “The competition has encouraged people to think about tackling the problems the environment throws at us.”

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