Category: Composting

biosolids risk assessment

Sewage Sludge Contaminating Food, Water Philadelphia is dumping tons of toxic sewage sludge near several homes in rural Pennsylvania. Families are getting sick from the toxic air alone, but they are worried about their water supplies and so should millions of people downstream. Ignored by state and federal regulators, more than 100 residents in Upper Mount Bethel Township filed […]

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health and sustainability

Waste Management Strategies It’s no secret — America’s disposable society has created a landfill crisis. Landfills around the country are approaching capacity, and new sites are difficult to approve. Portland, Ore., however, is on the right track with an innovative solution. The city has created the nation’s largest composting facility for municipal solid waste. In […]

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health and sustainability

Urban Gardens and Forests By getting thousands of residents excited about using their green thumbs, Newark, N.J., is turning its vacant lots into prosperous, blooming gardens. Because the city’s urban gardening program is coupled with a leaf composting project, it helps reduce landfill costs while beautifying plots of land that were once eyesores, said Frank […]

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health and sustainability

Soil Contamination Threatens Public Health A simple soil test could improve the growth of your vegetables and possibly the health of your children. The Chaney-Mielke soil test will help parents determine if the soil in their yard contains enough lead to threaten the health of their children. After using leaded gasolines and paints in our […]

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biosolids risk assessment

Sewage Sludge Now Dumped On Farms, Ranches, Playgrounds U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator William K. Reilly visited New York City today to mark the end of dumping sewage sludge in the ocean. New York City has met the terms of its agreement to stop transporting and dumping its sludge in the ocean by June 30, […]

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