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PRI's Environmental News Magazine

Making the Most out of Wastewater

Air Date: Week of August 30, 1991

Betsy Bayha of member station KQED in San Francisco visits the northern California town of Arcata, where conventional secondary sewage treatment has been replaced by a specially designed marsh. Arcata officials say the new wetland area cleans the wastewater more cheaply than a conventional system, with the added benefit of being a wildlife sanctuary and park.

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