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April 30, 2018 Issue

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April 30, 2018 Cover

Volume 96, Issue 18

Wastewater is a fount of information about the drugs and other compounds communities consume

Cover:An illustration of pipes going from a toilet to a Erlenmeyer flask with a yellow background.

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“At the mouth of a wastewater treatment plant, you essentially can observe all the chemistry that is being used in a city.”

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