Placentas Found in Illinois Sewer
Karenke4 | February 27, 2009 at 12:26 pmby
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While cleaning the filters at sewage treatment facilities I am sure is never exactly pleasant, workers in Illinois this week found something even more out of the ordinary than the usual. A placenta.
Workers in Urbana-Champaign found a placenta Thursday in a filter that keeps large objects out of the sewage treatment plant. It was the third found this year. Officials said it's never happened before. They wonder if a midwife or veterinarian is avoiding the expense of medical waste disposal
While the placentas may cause some risk to the general public, generally that risk is very low. Still, it is illegal to dispose of animal or human tissue in the sewers. And anyway, it is just plain icky.
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