Water, Earth, Sky

Scott Shenk writes about the environment.

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Sludge hearing tonight in Bealeton

The state is proposing some changes in the way treated sewage sludge, also known as biosolids, is applied to thousands of acres of farmland across the area. One of four public hearings across the state on the topic is tonight at 7 p.m. at Liberty High School in Bealeton. There’s a question-and-answer session prior to the meeting, beginning at 6:15. In 2009, a study panel recommended that the Department of Environmental Quality  examine the regulations, as well as changes related to public notice, permit modification, setback distances, nutrient management, storage, and permit fees, among other items. Find  proposed revisions here.