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Japan sewage yields more gold than top mines

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posted on Jan, 30 2009 @ 10:05 AM
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Japan sewage yields more gold than top mines


www.iii.co.uk

A sewage treatment facility in central Japan has recorded a higher gold yield from sludge than can be found at some of the world's best mines. An official in Nagano prefecture, northwest of Tokyo, said the high percentage of gold found at the Suwa facility was probably due to the large number of precision equipment manufacturers in the vicinity that use the yellow metal.

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posted on Jan, 30 2009 @ 10:05 AM
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I thought this was an interesting article.

Why are facilities allowing gold into the sewage system. Luckily it's heavy and sinks with the sludge.

Actually, there quite a bit of gold in sewage around the world.



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posted on Jan, 30 2009 @ 10:10 AM
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Gold rush in the sewers
the owners of the sewage plant must be glad, since they have a small gold mine on their hand aswell


smelly gold



posted on Jan, 30 2009 @ 10:12 AM
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So many jokes, none clean enough to post!


sty

posted on Jan, 30 2009 @ 10:14 AM
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i wonder how they manage to extract the gold out of the waste waters..



posted on Jan, 30 2009 @ 10:19 AM
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Not my kind of panning!



posted on Jan, 30 2009 @ 10:26 AM
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It all boils down to improper waste disposal in general. Gold would be the least of our worries but makes an amusing headline.



posted on Jan, 30 2009 @ 10:56 AM
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I imagine it would stop smelling once you melted it down. But yeah, who would want to pan for it???

"I found another one! Oh, nevermind, just more corn."



posted on Jan, 30 2009 @ 10:58 AM
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Actually, it's pretty serious. With gold comes mercury, and other chemicals.

I would be willing to bet that they are not collecting the chemicals. Those pass through, a bit filtrated, but still there enough to affect us, and are put back into our drinking water, our rain, our bodies.

And the waters will be poisoned.

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posted on Jan, 30 2009 @ 10:59 AM
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That was really corny.




posted on Jan, 30 2009 @ 11:20 AM
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I never though that panning for gold could be such a crappy job!

second line.



posted on Jan, 30 2009 @ 11:32 AM
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Originally posted by doctordoom
Actually, it's pretty serious. With gold comes mercury, and other chemicals.


What do you mean?

Do you mean gold alloys? with mercury? I think that's rare. Since these are wastes from manufacturing I don't see why they'd use alloys. Gold isn't a chemical either.

Also if I remember my chemistry well gold is one of the least reactive metals.

While I do agree with you, you won't make much of a case against pollution by using gold. Actual chemicals are pumped into the sewers but those don't make the news for some reason, hmmm.



posted on Jan, 30 2009 @ 11:32 AM
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EDMONTON — The proposed transfer of the Gold Bar sewage plant to Epcor leaves the city open to a complaint under various free-trade agreements, an international trade lawyer says.

www.edmontonjournal.com...

Sounds like a golden opportunity.


I wonder if this is the reason that Veolia (a French company) has the largest amount of government contracts of wastewater treatment in the US.



Over the past two decades, Veolia Water companies have worked with various agencies of the federal government in delivering services under task order, indefinite quantity/indefinite delivery, and other types of long-term management and operations type of contracts
...

www.veoliawaterna.com...



posted on Jan, 30 2009 @ 11:43 AM
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Originally posted by Sara1

Originally posted by doctordoom
Actually, it's pretty serious. With gold comes mercury, and other chemicals.


What do you mean?

Do you mean gold alloys? with mercury? I think that's rare. Since these are wastes from manufacturing I don't see why they'd use alloys. Gold isn't a chemical either.

Also if I remember my chemistry well gold is one of the least reactive metals.

While I do agree with you, you won't make much of a case against pollution by using gold. Actual chemicals are pumped into the sewers but those don't make the news for some reason, hmmm.


I was doing a little research, and I found this eye opening website.



Pollution Prevention (P2) for Printed Circuit Board Manufacturing 3672
....
California Environmental Protection Agency
CalGOLD Program, www.calgold.ca.gov...
CalGOLD staff, calgold@calepa.ca.gov
©1998, 2006 All rights reserved.

www.calgold.ca.gov...

Guess it's in the US too.



posted on Jan, 30 2009 @ 12:15 PM
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Yah it's a step in the right direction but doesn't go far enough, then again does anything go far enough? It's interesting and they should be putting more effort into stuff like that
I wish there was a clean fix to all the problems but I doubt there is one. We all like our computers too much lol.

Circuit boards, that's why there's so much gold in Japanese sewers eh.
This is a case where that P2 would work wonders, imagine the savings by keeping that gold put. They shouldn't be that sloppy in the first place. At least gold is useful, not really a waste by definition, it being in the sewers is the waste of a good metal! But the best that P2 seems to offer is a reduction in useless waste. It's good but not enough.



posted on Feb, 2 2009 @ 09:19 PM
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Next time I need my septic tank pumped out I'm gonna call around and ask for the highest bidder!

Oh yeah!

And I want a full report on what they find for future bidding's on pumping out my septic tank!



posted on Feb, 2 2009 @ 10:26 PM
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Wow....


So this is Bed Panning for gold eh?




posted on Feb, 2 2009 @ 10:36 PM
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How amazing and just plain nasty at the same time. Good find. I would have to get a LOT of money to pan for gold in our waste! And it's just plain yucky! ewe!



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