Study Finds Septic Tank Pollutants Affecting Ground Water

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Pharmaceuticals, hormones and personal care products associated with everyday household activities are finding their way into groundwater through septic tank systems in New York and New England, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. Results show that septic tank systems are sources for a variety of micropollutants that are entering groundwater and surface water and are potentially affecting environmental ecosystems and even drinking water…Read More (PDF)

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