Farmers defend use and safety of biosolids
By Blair Goldstein
News and Advance (VA)
Last spring, Carl Bradley spread biosolids on 200 acres of land in Charlotte County, right up to its border with Campbell County.
He said the treated sewage sludge helped sprout thick grass for his beef cattle, yielded a hearty corn crop and left his soil rich with nutrients.
Now Bradley wants to bring biosolids across the border to the rest of his field, as well as to a few others he owns in southeastern Campbell County.
He is one of 13 landowners who recently applied to spread biosolids on more than 3,100 acres of county land.