TITLE

Excremental gains?

AUTHOR(S)
Jenkins, Matt
PUB. DATE
December 2006
SOURCE
High Country News;12/25/2006, Vol. 38 Issue 24, p4
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article reports that Kern County and Los Angeles, California are engaged in a lawsuit on whether the city can dump its sludge in Kern County. The city alleges that Kern County was attempting to evade state recycling laws and federal sludge-regulation standards. Kern County counters that sludge is harmful to human health, thus should not be dumped in their community. The county stresses that sludge can contain viruses that cause encephalitis, parasitic worms, meningitis, and hepatitis. Further, sludge can infect groundwater or be spread by the wind.
ACCESSION #
23606877

 

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