posted on Jul, 25 2003 @ 11:17 AM
The waste leaves a white residue.
Human waste from toilets on UK trains is being dumped on the tracks at such a rate that it is affecting the ability of inspectors to carry out their
work. Safety experts are carrying out tests to see if staff are being exposed to
risks of disease.
Some companies responsible for track maintenance are already employing specialist firms to tackle the stubborn waste, but the problems are increasing
where trains spend more time in stations, with passengers then flushing when they shouldn't.
Newer technology, in the form of retention tanks, removes the effluent-dumping hazard, but the legislation is not in place to force train companies to
comply with any upgrade recommendations.