An informational meeting held last week by the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) on biosolids drew 54 people, mostly farmers in support of its use as fertilizer.
Biosolids is a name given to sewer sludge that has been treated and prepared to be spread on agricultural land as fertilizer. Synagro Central LLC has applied for an issuance of a permit to authorize the land application of biosolids to 576 fields in Bedford County totaling about 13,033 acres of agricultural land.
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