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Taking the Pharmacy Out of Water ts

This Science Feature can be found at: http://www.usgs.gov/blogs/features/usgs_top_story/taking-the-pharmacy-out-of-water/
Hydrologic technicians collecting stream samples.

Hydrologic technicians collecting stream samples.

Pharmaceutical manufacturing facilities can be a significant source of pharmaceuticals in surface water. The USGS is working with water utilities to try to reduce the release of pharmaceuticals and other emerging contaminants to the environment.

Read the USGS News Release for more information.