Thursday, July 2, 2009

Biosolids, Orgro and EPA

The White House vegetable garden is a no-go. 93 ppm lead content is too close to the 100 ppm lead content line drawn by scientists concerned about feeding children lead. The Clintons let the White House lawn be treated with what was then called ComPRO, a "fertilizer" made of sewage sludge. The EPA was spinning the bad rap "clean poo" was getting. Biosolids. Sounds healthy, doesn't it?

ComPRO, renamed Orgro, was used in a lead abatement study in 2005 in Baltimore. In a Mother Jones article, the study was reported "controversial." Lead levels found were 237 ppm.

Why does Orgro's site open to the Baltimore City Composting Facility?

What about the misspelling on the supposed Seal of Approval?

A quick look forward to the US Composting Council's (spelled correctly) page regarding Terms of Use, the copyright is in the custody of the Solid Waste Association of North America.

Guidelines for environmentally-sound composting written by an association whose members resell clean poo. Hmmm.

At the SWANA site, there are links to press releases regarding the Climate Bill Jointly SWANA and the National Solid Wastes Management Association (NSWMA) make their PR case for delaying monitoring and enforcing as inconsistent with good environmental policy.

How do I figure out who the good guys are? Where is green that is genuinely green?

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