World Desalination Industry Is Dumping 50% More Toxic Brine Than Thought

If the brine were dumped on Florida, it would be covered by a foot of waste each year; new report reveals true dimensions of the vast industry, and urges sustainable solutions to be found for the waste

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At the  the IDE and Veolia Sea Water Reverse Osmosis Desalination Plant of Ashkelon, Israel
At the the IDE and Veolia Sea Water Reverse Osmosis Desalination Plant of Ashkelon, IsraelCredit: Eitan Simanor / Alamy Stock Phot
Ruth Schuster
Ruth Schuster
World's desalination plants: There are almost 16,000 of them in 177 countries. And counting.Credit: Edward Jones et al. / Science of
Carlsbad desalination plant, California, a huge plant on the Pacific shoreCredit: Lenny Ignelzi,AP

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