News tagged with wastewater treatment plants

Study: Diabetes drug affecting fish in Lake Michigan

Researchers have found that pharmaceuticals and personal-care byproducts persist at low levels miles from sewage discharge pipes in Lake Michigan. And a study from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee shows that the most ...

Jan 16, 2015
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Sludge as new sentinel for human health risks

Thousands of chemicals serving a variety of human needs flood into sewage treatment plants once their use life has ended. Many belong to a class of chemicals known as CECs (for chemicals of emerging concern), ...

Jan 16, 2014
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Mountaintop sensor finds high methane over LA

A study using two years of observations from a novel mountaintop instrument finds that Los Angeles' annual emissions of methane, an important greenhouse gas, are 18 to 61 percent higher than widely used estimates.

Jan 15, 2015
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Wastewater treatment lowers pathogen levels

A recent study by a team of researchers at the University of Arizona has tracked the incident of pathogens in biosolids over a 19 year period in one major U.S. city. In the same study, the researchers also analyzed pathogen ...

Jan 03, 2011
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