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State Legislators Taking Closer Look At Biosolids

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David Hudnall and his son, David Hudnall Jr. (Credit: Pamela D’Angelo)

Unless you’re a farmer or an avid gardener, you probably don’t know much about fertilizers. You put some down and your lawn gets greener and your tomatoes bigger. For people living next door to a farm field, fertilizers have become a worry as some farmers use treated human waste to enrich their soil. Pamela D’Angelo reports.

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Biosolids & the Environment

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.  Sandy Hausman has that story.

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Neighbors Battle Use of Biosolids

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.

Photos Courtesy of  Charlottesville Tomorrow

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VaNews: Brewery Resistance, Biosolid Controversy

VPAPnewResidents in one of the reamaining rural areas of Fairfax County have stopped  a plan to open a micro-brewery in their community…and in Spotsylvania there’s controversy over whether biosolids – which are made partly from human waste – should be allowed as fertilizer on farm fields. Those have been among the most read stories over the past week at the Virginia Public Access Project’s VaNews link onvpap.org.

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