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Old 11-09-2017, 08:16 AM   #1
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Swiss poop gold

Well, not really, but there is gold in their sewage systems...

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Scientists at the Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Science and Technology estimate that about 43 kilograms of gold — worth about $1.8 million — passes through the country’s wastewater every year.

In some sites in the southern Ticino region, “concentrations of gold in sewage sludge are sufficiently high for recovery to be potentially worthwhile,” the researchers said in a report published Tuesday. “This can be attributed to the presence of several gold refineries in the region.”

The study involving 64 water treatment plants also found about 3,000 kilograms of silver — equivalent to about $1.7 million — going to waste every year, much of it residue from the chemical and medical industries.
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https://www.moneyweb.co.za/news-fast...ss-wastewater/

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Old 11-13-2017, 12:46 PM   #2
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not from the gnashing of expensive teeth then ?
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It seems like there is a joke there about swiss chocolate, but it's eluding me.
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