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In this Aug. 16, 2013 photo provided by the City of Vancouver, Industrial Pretreatment Coordinator Frank Dick poses with flushable wipes that made it through a test to see if they would break down, at the Westside Wasterwater Treatment Plant in Vancouver, Wa. Various bathroom wipes were specially dyed and then sent through the sewer system, but instead of dissolving, most wound up intact. (AP Photo/ City of Vancouver)

Wipes in pipes: Increasingly popular bathroom wipes blamed for sewer clogs across the nation

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BEMUS POINT, N.Y. (AP) — Increasingly popular bathroom wipes — pre-moistened towelettes that are often advertised as flushable — are being blamed for creating clogs and backups in sewer systems around the nation.

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