Human Feces Used as Fertilizer Has Neighbors Fuming
Local farms are using fertilizer made up of human sewage and residents say they can't drink their water because of contamination.
Residents of a Lynn Township neighborhood are upset by the fertilizer spread on farm fields nearby. They say the fertilizer made of human waste has seeped into their drinking water.
The toxic sewage sludge prevention and mitigation community lost one of its greatest activists - Maureen Reilly died on December 11, 2012. Maureen was a respected researcher and educator whose contributions were valued across Canada, in the United States and Europe. She was the editor of Sludge Watch, an online newsletter with a worldwide readership. From an on-line obituary "...for almost two decades, Maureen has been an inspired, tireless and preeminent researcher and campaigner against land application of sludge, assisting local communities throughout North America fight industrial and municipal proposals to re-brand toxic effluents of various types and consistencies and dump them as 'fertilizer' and 'beneficial biosolids' onto our food, aquifers, into our lives and bodies."
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