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Swiss flushing away millions in gold and silver every year
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, odd news
By John Revill ZURICH (Reuters) - While London's sewers can get clogged with fatbergs made up of grease and diapers, it seems Switzerland's waste system is flecked with silver and gold. Researchers last year detected 3 tonnes of silver and 43 kg of gold in effluent and sludge from waste water treatment plants - amounting to around 3 million Swiss francs ($3.1 million). "You hear stories about an angry man or woman throwing jewelry down the toilet, but we didn't find any rings, unfortunately," report author Bas Vriens said on Thursday. read more


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