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Re: E-M:/ N-Viro Fertilizer from Toledo

Outline of articles and links to this subject covered in a major series in Seattle:

Toxins in the Food Chain
NEW!!  What toxics are being dumped where you live?

               A Seattle Times investigation
               found that, across the nation, industrial wastes laden with heavy metals and
               other dangerous materials are being used in fertilizers and spread over
               farmland. The process, which is legal, saves dirty industries the high costs of
               disposing of hazardous wastes.  Bio-solids.....
     Part I: Spreading heavy metals on farmland
          Resources on the World Wide Web
           Tag- along toxics
          From factories to fields
          What's known, and not known, about toxics, plants and soil
     Part II:How hazardous wastes become fertilizer
          Across the nation: hazardous wastes being turned into fertilizer
          Two approaches to toxins in fertilizer
          Experts: How to reduce risk
          Here are some officials to call or write
     Followup stories
          Alcoa building own plant to use waste in fertilizer
          McDermott drafting bill to regulate fertilizers
          'Toxic waste in food chain' decried
          Even advocate of using waste in fertilizer wants tighter laws
          Q and A: what you should know about fertilizer
          Food processors ask state for regulations on toxins in fertilizer
          A first step toward labeling of toxins in fertilizer
          Locke wants fertilizers tested and labeled
          State proposes tougher fertilizer rules
          Quincy mayor takes heat for raising concerns about fertilizer
          Fertilizer producers earmark $1 million for health-risk study
     ONLINE Resources
               The Right-to-Know Network
               Medline, the world's largest database of medical research studies, now free.
               Try cadmium and lead.
               Corporate watch: Human Rights Abused for Profit

At 10:18 AM 11/17/2002 +1100, Paul Hanly wrote:
Similar problems existed in Australia where toxic wastes were being imported as fertilizer.