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Selenium is sometimes found in the water supply. It can also reach the
sewer system from infiltration or inflow through selenium-contaminated
soils. Although it is in a few products (e.g., Selsun blue dandruff
shampoo), a quick (not thorough) study done by the City of Palo Alto
when it had a selenium problem in its sewer system didn't find any
obvious sources that would have been sigificant enough to cause a
> Hi all,
> I have a colleague who is looking for clues as to potential sources of
> elevated selenium levels in a military base sewer system. There are
> apparently minimal industrial sources, i.e. no electroplating or coal
> firing. The base is host to a large housing complex... any potential
> residential sources?
> Thanks in advance, I know there will be some good suggestions offered.
> -Jeff Cantin
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