Firm seeks to add sewage sludge to composting mix

  • Article by: LAURIE BLAKE , Star Tribune
  • Updated: May 10, 2012 - 12:46 PM

For the first time in Minnesota, treated "bio-solids" would be blended with yard and food waste to create nutrient-rich black dirt.

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wileyrulesMay. 10, 12 6:16 AM

What could posibly go wrong?

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khislopMay. 10, 12 7:40 AM

wileyrules: Thanks for the good morning giggle.

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KeridwenMay. 10, 12 7:41 AM

So...they can now remove all the toxic heavy metals, all the prescription drugs that end up in the toilet, all the nasty things that end up mutating fish.....there is a reason sewage sludge is not allowed on organic produce. Consumer beware.

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ruphinaMay. 10, 12 8:12 AM

did you read the article K? It said they were going to use the compost to cover the landfill, not put it on an organic farm. organic farms may eventually have to decide if they want to buy that compost, but no one is forcing them to. We DO have to do something with the waste, and composting, if it works, seems cleaner than burning and spreading the ash. I suppose we could just dry it into bricks and put it back on the front step of each household that generated it instead. Bill G.

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ccbeanMay. 10, 12 8:47 AM

More and more as I diet, I think it's these types of issues that make me loose my lunch. Gross!!

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SpaceVikingMay. 10, 12 9:31 AM

Face it: people have been using poop as fertilizer since forever. People poop shouldn't be any worse than cow or sheep or pig poop if properly treated.

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juliecarOct. 14, 1211:30 AM

Salmonella, anyone? Or how about a nice bout of E Coli? We can create good black dirt without human waste solids and have been for years now. Recycling food scraps like bananna peels, citrus peels, meat (rotten or leftovers gone bad etc...) bread... whatever. It all degrades back to dirt with the help of your composting area and the bugs that nature provides. With all the chemicals we ingest, get injected with and absorb from our environments, our 'waste' is contaminated from the get go.

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