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Superbugs in wastewater a worry

JOEL N. SHURKIN, ISNS Contributor Inside Science News Service | Posted: Sunday, November 20, 2011 Even a very good wastewater treatment plant can’t clean up fragments of superbugs — bacteria that have developed a resistance to antibiotics — and until now, almost no one has noticed. The implications are unclear …

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Arizona Vote To Contaminate Pristine Mountains with Treated Wastewater

And the state doesn’t monitor for antibiotic-resistant bacteria, ADEQ officials said Read more: http://azdailysun.com/news/local/govt-and-politics/panel-mixed-on-effluent-safety/article_edbbecff-56b0-5aae-ab44-7850a180b5bb.html#ixzz1h0aFPcsc Then November brought news of a University of Minnesota study finding one of the more advanced sewage treatment plants in the country was releasing material found in drug-resistant bacteria that can sometimes be fatal for people, including …

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