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Main Title Municipal Sludge Agricultural Utilization Practices - An Environmental Assessment. Volume II.
Author LaConde, K. V. ; Lofy, R. J. ; Stearns., R. P. ;
CORP Author SCS Engineers, Long Beach, Calif.;Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, D.C. Office of Solid Waste.
Year Published 1978
Report Number EPA-68-01-3265; EPA/530/SW-156c;
Stock Number PB-279 357
Additional Subjects Environmental impacts ; Sewage sludge ; Agricultural products ; Solid waste disposal ; Assessments ; Sites ; Soil properties ; Accumulation ; Chemical properties ; Physical properties ; Microorganisms ; Bacteria ; Surfaces ; Population ; Pesticides ; Regulations ; Climate ; Economics ; Sampling ; Concentration(Composition) ; Ground water ; Land use ; Heavy metals ; Land disposal ; Macon(Georgia) ; Las Virgenes(California) ; Wilmington(Ohio) ; Springfield(Missouri) ; Chippewa Falls(Wisconsin) ; Hopkinsville(Kentucky) ; Frankfort(Indiana) ; Kendallville(Indiana) ; Columbus(Indiana)
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NTIS  PB-279 357 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. NTIS 06/23/1988
Collation 437p
Abstract
An environmental assessment was performed at nine study sites across the United States to investigate the effects of utilizing municipal wastewater treatment plant sludge for agricultural purposes. The sites represented a wide range of sludge applications rates, sludge characteristics, cropping practices, soils, population densities, and climatological and geographical conditions. The assessment included evaluative criteria such as chemical, physical, and microbiological constituents of sludges; surface and subsurface soil properties including presence and accumulation of heavy metals, pesticides, nutrients, bacteria, and parasites; plant characteristics including heavy metal and pesticide uptake, and potential contamination by bacteria and parasites; public attitudes; landspreading costs (capital and operational); current and past operating procedures; and management practices at each of the nine sites.