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New Study Finds That Even the Cleanest Wastewater Contains 'Super bacteria'

November 14, 2011

image of a river in Duluth, MN A University of Minnesota study reveals that the release of treated municipal wastewater--even wastewater treated by the highest-quality wastewater treatment technology--can have a significant effect on the quantities of antibiotic-resistant bacteria, often referred to as "superbacteria," in surface waters. Full Story

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