August 14, 2020 / Modified aug 14, 2020 9:36 a.m.

Episode 245: How investigating wastewater can help solve the COVID-19 crisis

Scientists are searching for evidence of the coronavirus everywhere, including sewage treatment plants.

AZSCI 245 wastewater covid Pima County waste technicians assist UA researchers searching for coronavirus in Tucson sewers.
Ian Pepper

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How investigating wastewater can help solve the COVID-19 crisis.

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Episode 245: Environmental professor Ian Pepper

Scientists are searching for evidence of the coronavirus everywhere, including sewage treatment plants. University of Arizona environmental professor Ian Pepper says looking for COVID-19 in this unlikely location could help predict when and where to expect the next outbreak.

Ian Pepper spoke with Tim Swindle, director of the Lunar and Planetary Laboratory at the University of Arizona.

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