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More PFAS talk in recent EPA report. Does it make realistic recommendations?

Oct 11, 2021
Abstracts of these resources are available in the searchable Information Portal offered to Northwest Biosolids members.  1. Emerging issues in food waste management  Persistent chemical contaminants…
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Member Spotlight - Cowlitz County Public Works

Oct 07, 2021
Cowlitz County’s Land reclamation Project is a farm that is organized to reclaim a 1200-acre volcanic ash cell. The Reclamation Project will use on-site composting and integration of biosolids, wood…
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Can biosolids give a boost to cover crops in dryland, integrated grazing-crop systems?

Sep 23, 2021
In 1994, Craig Cogger and Andy Bary established a long-term biosolids trial in central Washington that, with support from NW Biosolids and King County, is still on-going and has allowed us to …
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Right Now Rain

Aug 30, 2021
Right now, rain is something that we are all (almost all anyway) wishing for.  Rain ends the fires and brings on the chanterelles.  If this year is anything close to normal though, by sometime in…
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How organics can impact soil carbon sequestration and soil health - A conversation continued

Aug 30, 2021
Abstracts of these resources are available in the searchable Information Portal offered to Northwest Biosolids members.  A Soil-Science revolution upends plans to fight climate change Dynamic…
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PFAS in Maine Cases Clarified

Aug 07, 2021
Provided by Greg Kester, California Association of Sanitation Agencies Please see at the link below, and HERE, information on PFAS contamination cases in Maine, both of which we have been tracking…
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Biosolids improve soils and so improve the world - Don't just take my word for it.

Aug 03, 2021
Abstracts of these resources are available in the searchable Information Portal offered to Northwest Biosolids members.  Carbon sequestration value of biosolids applied to soil: A global meta-…
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Silver from biosolids accumulates in soil, but overall silver concentrations remain low even after long-term biosolids application – Silver analyses may be used to quantify microplastics in soil

Aug 03, 2021
In 2017, we initiated a multi-year study to examine the accumulation of metal nanoparticles and microplastics from biosolids in agricultural soils. Our study is expected to continue through 2023.…
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New “How-To” Guide for Modeling PFAS Fate and Transport in Screening Biosolids

Jul 06, 2021
NACWA, in partnership with the National Council for Air and Stream Improvement (NCASI) and the American Forest and Paper Association (AF&PA), is pleased to share with members a new report …
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Dear Dr. Biosolids

Jun 24, 2021
We have a new feature in our eNews: “Dear Dr. Biosolids” Dr. Biosolids is here to answer all your questions about biosolids research! Canoodling over contaminants of emerging concern? Asking about…