Maine bans use of sewage sludge on farms to reduce risk of PFAS poisoning

By Tom Perkins | The Guardian | May 13, 2022

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“Maine last month became the first state to ban the practice of spreading PFAS-contaminated sewage sludge as fertilizer.

But it’s largely on its own in the US, despite a recent report estimating about 20m acres of cropland across the country may be contaminated.

Most states are only beginning to look at the problem and some are increasing the amount of sludge they spread on farm fields despite the substance being universally contaminated with PFAS and destroying livelihoods in Maine."


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