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News about community and public health concerns, environmental degradation, and other adverse effects of the disposal of sewage sludge on land are in the press everyday, for example:

Fury over ‘forever chemicals’ as US states spread toxic sewage sludge, Tom Perkins, Guardian, September 19, 2022

Compound Injustice: PFAS may concentrate over time in landfills near the Penobscot Indian Reservation, Marina Schauffler, Maine Monitor, September 10, 2022

Maine takes the lead as the first state in the nation to ban the land application of sewage sludge and sludge-derived compost

'Forever chemicals' upended a Maine farm - and point to a larger problem Keith O'Brien, Washington Post, April 11, 2022

"I don't know how we'll survive: the farmer's facing ruin in Maine's "forever chemicals" crisis Tom Perkins, Guardian, March 22, 2022

Our View: Maine Should Stop Spreading PFAS Editorial Board of the Portland Press Herald, February 1, 2022

Unity organic farm pulls products after tests reveal high levels of ‘forever chemicals’ - Songbird Farm is the first apparent recorded case in the state of a produce farm being tainted by 'forever chemicals,' also known as PFAS Kaitlyn Budion, Portland Press Herald, January 26, 2022

Bill Looks To Eliminate 'Loophole' That Allows Spreading Sewage Sludge Andrew Rice, Portland Press Herald, January 24, 2022

'Forever Chemicals' Found in Home Fertilizers Made from Sewage Sludge, Tom Perkins, The Guardian, May 28, 2021

Revealed: salmonella, toxic chemicals and plastic found in sewage spread on farmland: Secret Environment Agency report finds sewage sludge destined for English fields contaminated with microplastics, weedkiller, and “persistent organic pollutants" Crispin Dowler and Zach Boren, 2/4/2020

Toilet to table: Michigan farmers feed crops with ‘toxic brew’ of human and industrial waste, Tom Perkins, Detroit Metro Times, July 29, 2020

Questions Remain About Using Sewage on Farms Tom Perkins, January 30, 2020, Civil Eats

Biosolids: Mix Human Waste with Toxic Chemicals then Spread on Crops Tom Perkins, October 5, 2019, The Guardian

Toxic Chemicals Can Be Dumped into the Merrimack River David Abel, Boston Globe, November 5, 2019

Maine Farmer's Blood Tests High for 'Forever ChemicalsPFAS Project, August 8, 2019

Forever Chemicals Coming to Your Table, if Not Already There Pat Rizzuto, Bloomberg Environment, September 27, 2019

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