NWEA Works to Stop Sewage Sludge Dumping

Dumping sewage sludge (called “biosolids” in the trade) on land is the solution promoted by the federal government since dumping the waste in the ocean was banned in 1992.  Neighbors abutting one ranch where the Roseburg Urban Sanitary Authority (RUSA) sprays sewage sludge asked for NWEA’s help, concerned about the effect of sludge on their health and their drinking water.  RUSA, the Oregon DEQ, and the U.S. EPA all told the neighbors and staff of […]

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