Spreading of sewage sludge to land - impacts on human health and the environment: community concerns

This workshop summary report is part of the research project undertaken by the James Hutton Institute on the impacts on human health and environment arising from the spreading of sewage sludge to land (CR/2016/23).

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Appendix 1

Why are you here? Statements from participants

  • Want to know the effect of sludge
  • Wellbeing of all, disease, prions
  • Health worries
  • Unrecognised bacteria
  • Pathogens
  • Harm to livestock
  • Smell (x 7)
  • Environment
  • Pollution of loch Ellrig and river Avon
  • Pollution of loch
  • Rat infestation
  • Pollution
  • Harm
  • Concerned re unsafe working practice of contractor. Sewage sludge not treated to high enough temperature to kill pathogens
  • Self-certification of soil samples shouldn't be allowed
  • The law and storage for spreading
  • Overloading on park [field]
  • Recent experience of dumping waste in Dunfermline
  • Recent experience in Dunfermline- Muir Dean site
  • Why self-regulation?
  • Transport
  • Speeding vehicles on Blinkbonnie Road


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