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E-M:/ PCDD in sludge for farm application

Enviro-Mich message from "Alex J. Sagady & Associates" <ajs@sagady.com>

This just came out from EPA.....

2) EPA Proposes Standard for Dioxins in Biosolids
EPA is proposing a standard for dioxins in biosolids. Biosolids are treated 
sewage sludge -- the
byproduct of municipal wastewater treatment -- and can be recycled and 
applied as a fertilizer,
disposed of in surface disposal units, or incinerated. Today's proposal 
sets a limit of 300 part per
trillion toxic equivalents for dioxins in biosolids that are to be recycled 
and applied to the land as
fertilizer. Facilities preparing biosolids for land application would also 
be required to follow
new monitoring, record keeping and reporting requirements for dioxins in 
biosolids that are to be
land applied. Based on risk assessment results, the proposed rule does not 
contain additional
limits for dioxins in biosolids that are being placed in surface disposal 
units or incinerated. A
fact sheet and a pre-publication version of the Federal Register notice are 
available at
http://www.epa.gov/OST/biosolids on the Internet.
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