Prions are not degraded by conventional sewage treatment processes

Re-Posted  for filing 2008 Contact: Michael Woods m_woods@acs.org 202-872-4400 American Chemical Society Persistence of Pathogenic Prion Protein during Simulated Wastewater Treatment Processes IMAGE:Wastewater treatment plants do not reduce harmful proteins called prions that cause incurable brain infections, such as Mad Cow disease, scientists report. Click here for more information.    Environmental Science & Technology Scientists…