Pennsylvania Ruling Aids Legal Certainty For Biosolids Land Application

January 6, 2016
A recent Pennsylvania Supreme Court ruling could enhance legal certainty for land application of biosolids because the decision clarifies that the practice of recycling sewage sludge as fertilizer is a "normal" agricultural practice and therefore covered under the state's farming liability statute -- a finding that may influence similar suits in other states that plaintiffs have filed in part to address alleged gaps in EPA regulations. The Dec. 21 ruling is the first state decision to address whether biosolids application...

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