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Birmingham flushes £9 million down the toilet every year

Not all that glistens is gold. But sometimes gold can be found in glistening materials that you wouldn’t really want to look in.

A recent study1 has shown that the sewage produced by a city of 1 million inhabitants — for example, Birmingham — will contain about £9 million worth of rare metals, such as gold, platinum and silver.

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