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W4170 Rebuttal to the 2018 OIG Report

Aug 14, 2020
By Trung Le, Northwest Biosolids Research Committee and Brown & Caldwell On November 15, 2018, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)’s Office of Inspector General (OIG) released a divisive…
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Research During COVID: A MS Student Perspective

Jul 21, 2020
By Anna Beebe, University of Washington There are many ways to describe this past Spring Quarter, “business as usual” was not one of them. If, when, and how would UW reopen? I am lucky I still get…
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Wastewater Based Epidemiology Studies for the Coronavirus: Part 2 – National Data

Jun 26, 2020
By Ian Pepper, University of Arizona & WEST Center Background: In Part 1, we described the concept of measuring Coronavirus concentrations in sewage as a leading indicator of the pandemic.…
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Wastewater Based Epidemiology Studies for the Coronavirus: Part 1 – Plans

May 29, 2020
By Ian Pepper, University of Arizona & WEST Center Background: Wastewater Based Epidemiology (WBE) is a rapidly expanding new discipline formerly known as Sewage Surveillance. The concept behind…
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Biosolids for Forestry Fertilization

Apr 28, 2020
By Sally Brown, University of Washington Drawdown provides solutions that will help us reduce (drawdown) the concentrations of CO2 in the atmosphere.  Biosolids didn’t make the list of solutions.  …
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Soil Health Part II - Active Carbon and Effects of Long-term Biosolids Applications

Mar 20, 2020
By Deirdre Griffin Lahue, Washington State University Last month’s Research Short Story focused on some of the concepts and initiatives behind soil health, and this time we will go more in depth on…
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Soil Health Part I - What Is Soil Health Anyway?

Feb 24, 2020
By Deirdre Griffin Lahue, Washington State University What is “soil health” anyway?  Soil health has become a popular topic in agricultural and environmental sectors over the last few years, and…
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PFAS Talking Points

Jan 14, 2020
By Sally Brown, University of Washington Forget climate change. Forget soil degradation. Forget water quality. Biosolids can help all of those - better than most other tools we have. The real threat…
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Soil Health/Plant Health

Nov 25, 2019
By Sally Brown and Ande Niedzwiecki, University of Washington; Toby Una, Andy Bary and Deirdre Griffin LaHue, Washington State University This study was set up to see if the use of amendments made…
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Allegations against Land Application: Facts and Myths

Oct 31, 2019
By Ian Pepper, The University of Arizona; Greg Kester, California Association of Sanitation Agencies; Nick Basta and Alyssa Zearley, Ohio State University and Ryan Batjiaka, San Francisco PUC The…