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Gold and Silver Worth Millions Found In Swiss Sewage EVERY YEAR

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 Ukshep    25,452

Thinking about a gold-panning holiday in Switzerland? Head south to Ticino, where concentrations of gold in sewage are “sufficiently high for recovery to be potentially worthwhile”, according to a federal science report. 

Every year, gold and silver worth CHF3 million ($3.06 million) is lost via effluents and sludge from wastewater treatment plants in Switzerland, the Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Science and Technology (EAWAG) said on Tuesday. 

The concentrations measured do not pose risks to the environment, and recycling would not be economically worthwhile, it added. 

The study also produced findings on other trace elements in wastewater, including rare earth metals such as gadolinium and the heavy metal niobium. Trace elements are increasingly widely used in the high-tech and medical sectors – for example, the transition metal tantalum and the semimetal germanium in electronic components; niobium and titanium in alloys and coatings; or gadolinium as a contrast medium and in luminous paints. 

https://www.swissinfo.ch/eng/sci-tech/down-the-pan_gold-and-silver-worth-millions-found-in-swiss-sewage/43583966#.WdzSO6bzKZw.twitter

Well I never... Wonder why this is....

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 Ukshep    25,452
2 hours ago, Just an Ogre Guy said:

Yes, yes...They have found gold...  Heavy it is..What else are those plants releasing into the environment?

I mean they're  not cleaning that water very well..Are they?

I wonder how much gold the workers at these plants have.... surely they knew :)

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