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Information for lawyers and counties fighting BS 

On this page I have consolidated information that is more of a legal nature, including a table of Virginia sludge cases.  If you have information or cases you would like to add, please let me know.  See the Contact page. 

The Basics -- Basically, just trying to sort out the terms "biosolids," "sludge," "sewage sludge" and "urban-sourced human feces mixed with industrial waste."

Reverse Preemption Theory ver.05, Part I -- The legal theory that the federal Clean Water Act gives communities the right to ban the land application of BS and the state cannot interfere with that right. 

Reverse Preemption Theory ver.05, Part II -- A litigation proposal for localities who want to get serious about asserting their rights under the federal Clean Water Act to ban the land application of BS. 

Toxic Release Inventory -- How much cadmium and arsenic can industries legally pour down the sewer?

Virginia Case Law Table -- A summary table of state and federal Virginia cases related to BS and Reverse Preemption

Case Law Library -- A collection of litigation documents from sludge cases around the country.

General Library -- Original data articles and documents organized by topic.

 

 

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