A desalination plant in Carlsbad, California. File photo: AP A desalination plant in Carlsbad, California. File photo: AP
A desalination plant in Carlsbad, California. File photo: AP
Environment

Desalination plants worldwide produce more toxic waste than fresh water, UN-backed study shows

  • Desalination plants around the world are producing enough brine waste to swamp an area the size of Florida with a foot of salty water every year
  • Researchers warn that much of the brine is being dumped untreated into the sea, and some is laden with toxic chemicals, causing harm to sea life

Topic |   Environment
A desalination plant in Carlsbad, California. File photo: AP A desalination plant in Carlsbad, California. File photo: AP
A desalination plant in Carlsbad, California. File photo: AP
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