A sewage treatment plant churns out gold as byproduct

Kyung Lah, CNN | Feb 24, 2009 at 11:59am


Suwa: A sewage treatment facility in Suwa Japan has struck gold in its premises. While sifting through waste, workers were shocked to discover that it was laden with gold. The local government may make $170,000 this year from the recovered gold. CNN’s Kyung Lah reports from Suwa.