Architect Ronald Rael Proposes a Green and Socially Viable US Border Fence

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In perhaps his most ambitious and brilliant proposal, Rael takes the $33 million dollars allocated for the 6 mile fence near Mexicali and Calexico and replaces it with a water treatment plant. The elongated plant can clean one of the filthiest waterways in North America at the same cost as the fence. The plant will provide clean water to both sides, and it can use the methane from the biodigesters make electricity while still maintaining border security.

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  2. Charles Neslon March 5, 2015 at 1:40 pm

    This seems like some pretty heavy duty commercial fencing right here. I would not mind having something like this around my own home one of these days. It seems like this fence in particular would make for some excellent neighbors.

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