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DILEMMAS FOR WASTEWATER TREATMENT PLANTS

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Water contamination from sources that might include some wastewater treatment plants closes some beaches. (Photo by Lester Graham)

Municipal sewer plants are sometimes blamed for high E. coli bacteria counts that close beaches to swimmers. Some cities are working to find better ways to treat the water and put it back into nature. The Great Lakes Radio Consortium's Chris McCarus reports:

The U.S. Geological Survey's findings on Pharmaceuticals, Hormones and Other Organic Wastewater Contaminants

The latest story on the Boyne City sewer from the Petoskey News-Review

Producer: Chris McCarus
Release Date: September 6, 2004
Running Time: 4:25

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