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Keep Sludge off Farmland

Just a reminder: Sewage sludge, with all its possible 80,000 or more waste components, may be coming to your neighborhood, or even worse, your dinner table. Waste components come from hospitals, industry and your own homes. Do not take my word for it, look up sewage sludge on the Internet.

Some educated idiots (as we referred to them back on the farm) are saying that spreading sludge on farmland is a normal agricultural practice. Sewage sludge has absolutely nothing to do with agriculture. Even if you take out a component or two and change the sludge to pellets, it may still contain heavy metals and carcinogenic materials. As some politicians have said, "You can put lipstick on a pig, but it's still a pig." Common sense tells a person that it should not be spread on farmland, orchards and gardens. The waste components can end up in our water and on our dinner table.