No snow but our nearest city could be the 'ice' capital of the world

@JudyEv (123435)
Bunbury, Australia
March 28, 2017 5:38am CST
A worrying news report a few days ago states that Western Australia (WA) is the methamphetamine capital of Australia, and almost the world, while Bunbury, our own nearest city, is the 'ice' capital of WA. This has followed secret testing of the nation's raw sewerage from 51 sewage plants across Australia, four of them in WA. The unprecedented analysis is equal to an anonymous drug test of 14 million residents. The opiod fentanyl, which is 50 to 100 times stronger than morphine, was the second-highest drug consumed in WA. In eighteen countries with comparable sewage testing, Australia ranks second behind Slovakia as the biggest user of meth. However, the use by West Australians of MDMA (ecstasy), cocaine and alcohol was below the national average while tobacco use was higher. Cocaine use in Sydney was 30 hits a day compared to two or less a day in WA. I find it quite amazing that all this has been ascertained from testing sewage. The photo is of a drug-free scene in Central Australia.
WA is the methamphetamine capital of Australia and nearly the world, shocking and secret testing of the nation’s raw sewage has revealed.
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15 responses
@allknowing (65209)
• India
28 Mar 17
Is this a routine testing that is done in your country?
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@cacay1 (32915)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
29 Mar 17
@allknowing, That might be under surveillance.
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@Jessicalynnt (47895)
• Centralia, Missouri
28 Mar 17
that's a sad post tagged with a lovely photo, on a side note, I had no idea that kind of info could be obtained from sewage!
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• Centralia, Missouri
29 Mar 17
@JudyEv I guess it makes sense, albeit grossly so
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@silvermist (20100)
• India
30 Mar 17
@JudyEv It is a wonder what all things we could find out just by such a test.By the way,that photo is beautiful.
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@JudyEv (123435)
• Bunbury, Australia
30 Mar 17
I was totally amazed that they could find out so much from these tests. I'm glad you like the photo.
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@snowy22315 (47286)
• United States
29 Mar 17
Find that report surprising actually. I didn;t think you had as many social problems as we do here.
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@JudyEv (123435)
• Bunbury, Australia
2 Apr 17
I was quite surprised too. I thought we were a sleepy little state but obviously not.
@DWDavis (10771)
• Pikeville, North Carolina
29 Mar 17
Now if only they could narrow it down to whose toilet, and shut them down.
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@JudyEv (123435)
• Bunbury, Australia
29 Mar 17
One day they'll probably be able to do that!
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@WriterAI (5201)
• Bulgaria
28 Mar 17
It's unbelievable to me! Australia seems the calmest country in the world! It's a pity!
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@Freelanzer (8969)
• Canada
28 Mar 17
It worries me that this ends up in the sewer which could end up in our drinking water.
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@JudyEv (123435)
• Bunbury, Australia
28 Mar 17
You have to wonder what gets past the filters and back into community water.
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@Ronrybs (7335)
• London, England
28 Mar 17
It makes you wonder what gets recycled back into the water ways and systems
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@JudyEv (123435)
• Bunbury, Australia
28 Mar 17
That's very true and how much passes the filters etc and goes back in the community water.
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@jobelbojel (7173)
• Philippines
28 Mar 17
Why there are tests like these?
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@Juliaacv (30421)
• Canada
28 Mar 17
I suppose that they test the sewage so that they know how to treat it, is that right?
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• Ponce De Leon, Florida
28 Mar 17
Fentanyl is what they cut heroin with here in the states and it has killed many many people. The stuff is scary.
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@JudyEv (123435)
• Bunbury, Australia
28 Mar 17
It certainly sounds scary just reading about it. I hadn't heard of it before.
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@MALUSE (40290)
• Germany
28 Mar 17
Why these tests? What are the consequences? Will anything be done now?
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@epiffanie (10466)
• Australia
1 Apr 17
That truly is amazing that they can do that kind of test .. Love that photo.. so clean water and surrounding..
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@JudyEv (123435)
• Bunbury, Australia
2 Apr 17
I was astounded that they could learn so much. Unbelievable really. Glad you like the photo. It was a really lovely area.
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@Lubuto (2261)
• Zambia
31 Mar 17
Wow that's quiet amazing.
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@JudyEv (123435)
• Bunbury, Australia
2 Apr 17
It seemed amazing to me too. It's incredible what they can do nowadays.
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@hostessman (9455)
• Tucson, Arizona
29 Mar 17
very beautiful picture,,, and no snow
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