Sewage Facilities Serving As ‘Luxury Hotel’ For Lethal Superbugs
California hospitals send millions of gallons of waste to these plants, but instead of killing the drug-resistant bacteria in that sewage, the facilities become a place for it to thrive. And hospitals are not breaking any laws by doing it -- there are no specific regulations on superbugs.
The Los Angeles Times:
Sewage Plants Are Failing To Kill Lethal Superbugs Unleashed From Hospitals
Every day Southern California hospitals unleash millions of gallons of raw sewage into municipal sewers. The malodorous muck flows miles to one of the region's sewage plants, where it is treated with the rest of the area's waste and then released as clear water into a stream or directly to the Pacific. (Peterson, 3/7)