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NewsHour Shares: Bill Gates drinks water purified from waste

Human waste is being turned into drinkable water at a treatment plant in Washington state, with funding by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. In our NewsHour Shares video of the day, we see how the pioneering idea could be a lifechanger for developing countries struggling with both sewage and clean water access.

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  •  JUDY WOODRUFF:

    Finally tonight, our NewsHour Shares moment of the day, something that caught our eye that might be of interest to you, too.

    In this case, it's a new treatment plant designed to help the developing world turn human waste into, believe it or not, drinkable water. It sounds unappealing, to say the least, but sewage and water are huge problems. So the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation funded a new kind of treatment plant in Sedro-Woolley, Washington, about 70 miles north of Seattle.

    Here's some of that video that is getting attention on YouTube showing how it works.

    The YouTube video can be found here.

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