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Study Finds Significant Pollution from Indian Pharma Producers

11:43 AM MDT | September 14, 2007 | Alex Scott

Researchers at Gothenburg University (Gothenburg, Sweden), led by Joakim Larsson, have identified pharmaceuticals, some at levels unprecedented anywhere in the world, in wastewater discharged from pharmaceutical manufacturing plants near Hyderabad, India. The findings were published July 6 online by the Journal of Hazardous Materials. The researchers’ findings are based on an analysis of effluent from a wastewater treatment plant operated by Patancheru Enviro Tech (Patancheru, India), which serves manufacturing plants owned by about 90 drug manufacturers...

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