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Question of the Day
Attention Al Gore, et al. Inexpensive igloo-shaped, pollution-eating devices nicknamed “Poo-Gloos” can clean up sewage just as effectively as multimillion-dollar treatment facilities for towns outgrowing their waste-treatment plants, says Fred Jaeger, chief executive officer of Wastewater Compliance Systems Inc., which sells the modest structures under the name Bio-Dome.
Things like organic waste and ammonia levels in the water dropped by as much as 95 percent and nitrogen by two-thirds after a jaunt through the domes, which occupy 28 square feet and use about the same energy as a 75-watt bulb. Pilot Poo-Gloo project are already, uh, springing up in Jackpot, Nevada, and other rural spots; Mr. Jaeger presented his idea before Water Environment Federation’s Impaired Water Symposium in Miami on Thursday.
POLL DU JOUR
• 29 percent of likely voters think Congress should be required to fully fund a law if it is unable to repeal the legislation.
• 46 percent say Congress should not be required to fully fund the measure.
• 25 percent are not sure.
• 47 percent say if the current Congress does not think the nation can afford a law passed by a previous Congress and signed by the president, it should repeal that law.
• 22 percent say Congress should refuse to approve funds to implement the law.
• 31 percent are not sure.
Source: A Rasmussen Reports survey of 1,000 likely voters conducted Jan. 5 and 6.
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