Family farm owners worry proposed biosolids storage site could pollute the air

A popular southwestern Ontario guest ranch that caters to tourists and first responders suffering from PTSD says a proposed biosolids storage facility just down the road could poison the land, water and foul the resort's fresh country air.

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Cache County community fights back over sewage sludge plan

People near Logan say they'll take a hard pass on living near sewage sludge, the waste product that will be left over from the city of Logan's new wastewater treatment plant.


Pittsburgh: PWSA pleads guilty to violating Clean Water Act with sludge discharges

The Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority pleaded guilty Tuesday to Clean Water Act violations in connection with an investigation of sludge discharge into the Allegheny River.


Toxic synthetic “forever chemicals” are in our water and on our plates

What makes PFAS chemicals extremely useful—and extremely hard to get rid of—are the bonds between carbon and fluorine atoms that are almost impossible to break.

Toilet to table: Michigan farmers feed crops with ‘toxic brew’ of human and industrial waste

Sewage sludge is a highly toxic, semi-solid blend of human feces and every pollutant that was discharged into the sewers.


Rhinelander spread tons of sludge near site of contaminated wells, WXPR investigation finds

A nationally-recognized expert on PFAS and sludge says the contamination in the city's water could have come from sludge spread three decades ago.


Phosphates from sewage sludge entering Florida lake

Phosphates from the human "biosolids" used to fertilize farms are fueling potentially toxic algae blooms in Lake Washington, a main source of drinking water in Brevard County, new sampling shows.


Penn. DEP suspends permit review for biosolids plant, formerly planned for Slate Belt

The developer had abruptly asked that plans be withdrawn prior to a vote before Plainfield Township officials.

Some Michigan cows are contaminated with PFAS, but the state won't test milk

Department of Agriculture toxicologist Kay Fritz revealed that the agency is aware of contaminated milk, but doesn't want to test the animals or alert the public.


Could Alabama stop the next poop train?

State looks to implement new rules for sewage sludge and other biosolids.

Arundel farmers say their blood samples show high levels of ‘forever chemicals’

Fred and Laura Stone's dairy farm has been shut down because of contamination from PFAS they say got into their water, soil and cows' milk from municipal sludge used as fertilizer.

Families in Jacksonville area push to stop sludge dump in St. Johns River

According to a petition created by the St. Johns Riverkeeper, 89,000 tons of sewage sludge could be partially to blame for toxic algae blooms.


Ban biosolids use along upper St. Johns River, IRC official tells DEP

Indian River County Administrator Jason Brown called Thursday for banning sewage sludge application on land in the upper St. Johns River watershed.


Initial test results reveal ‘forever chemicals’ showing up in sludge

The findings are among the topics covered at the first meeting of a task force studying PFAS contamination in Maine.

Task force on PFAS ‘forever chemicals’ begins work this week

The group created by Gov. Janet Mills will assess contamination sites and may develop cleanup plans, as state environmental regulators collect results from the first statewide testing for contamination in wastewater treatment plant sludge.
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