Pharmaceutical makers sending drug-spiked water to treatment plants

Water treatment plants near drug makers are getting heavily drugged.

Wastewater treatment plants taking discharges from nearby pharmaceutical manufacturers have "substantially" higher concentrations of drugs in the water, according to a new national study.

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