Few people give sewage treatment a second thought, but for more and more Virginians, it’s becoming a serious issue. That’s because farmers can get sludge from sewage treatment plants for free. The state isn’t 100% sure about the safety of so-called biosolids, and the Department of Environmental Quality is working on new guidelines for how and where they’re used, but folks who live near farms want answers now. WVTF’s Sandy Hausman has that story.
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