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KCLR Live: Irish Rivers Contain Pharmaceuticals According to a Recent Water Research

A "concerning" new study has found Irish rivers contain low levels of pharmaceuticals, with current wastewater treatment processes not equipped to remove them.

Dylan O’Flynn, PhD Student of Analytic Chemistry at DCU, on a recent physical water sampling which found low levels of antidepressants, antibiotics, and other pharmaceuticals in Irish surface waters, with current wastewater treatment processes not sufficient to remove them. The research was led by Professor Fiona Regan, the director of DCU’s Water Institute.