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Biosolids: mix human waste with toxic chemicals, then spread on crops

Residual sludge from treating waste water has been turned into a money-spinner but what are the costs to health of ‘the most pollutant-rich manmade substance on Earth’?  By some estimates, Americans send about 300m pounds of feces daily from the nation’s toilets to wastewater treatment plants.  While the water is cleaned and discharged, the remaining toxic sewage sludge stays at the treatment plant, and it’s what Sierra Club environmentalist Nancy Raine calls “the most pollutant-rich manmade substance on Earth”.  Read more....

 

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