36kg of gold is estimated to flow through Swiss wastewater every year

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36kg of gold is estimated to flow through Swiss wastewater every year

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Thursday, October 12, 2017 – 6:11am

Scientists in Switzerland have revealed that millions of pounds worth of gold and silver are flushed through the country’s sewer system every year. The scientists say up to 46kg of gold and around 3,000kg of silver make their way into wastewater sludge, usually from manufacturing or refining operations.

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