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EcoWatch

Nov 27 '13

Prescription Drugs Entering the Great Lakes at Alarming Rate

Only about half of the prescription drugs and other newly emerging contaminants in sewage are removed by treatment plants. That’s the finding of a new report by the International Joint Commission (IJC), a consortium of officials from the U.S. and Canada who study the Great Lakes.

More than 1,400 wastewater treatment plants in the U.S. and Canada discharge 4.8 billion gallons of treated effluent into the Great Lakes basin every day …

SEE MORE:

http://ecowatch.com/2013/11/27/prescription-drugs-entering-the-great-lakes/

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