Report 56, “Montana Ski Resort Goes Woke, Sewage On the Slopes.”
In this report, we will look into how a ski resort up near Big Sky, Montana, wants to use treated wastewater (sewage) for artificial snow on their slopes. The issue, no proper test exists today because of the complex compounds found in the wastewater, as stated by Birguy, an expert on wastewater treatment.
“Modern wastewater treatment plants mostly reduce solids and bacteria by oxidizing the water. They were not designed to deal with complex chemical compounds,”Birguy Lamizana-Diallo, program management officer at the United Nations Environment Program and an expert on wastewater treatment.
Sources for Sewage on Slopes
Scott, Tia-Marie, Patrick J. Phillips, Dana W. Kolpin, Kaitlyn M. Colella, Edward T. Furlong, William T. Foreman, and James L. Gray. 2018. “Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Facility Discharges Can Substantially Increase the Pharmaceutical Load to U.S. Wastewaters.” Science of the Total Environment.
Jordan Christman. 2017. “New Study Linking Wastewater Discharges to Feminized Male Fish.” Cwsc. July 24, 2017.