One way to tell is the horrible, inescapable smell that hangs around for weeks after being applied. Perhaps you felt sick during these times or powerlessness at the inability to do anything but suffer until the smell goes away.
Beginning today, December 28, 2012, DHEC is requesting public comments regarding renewing the land application permit for the City of Charlotte’s sewage sludge to be spread on farmland in SC. Here is the public notice announcement from DHEC. Anyone who questions the spreading of sewage sludge in South Carolina is asked to request a public hearing, so we can hopefully get some improvements made to the program.
There is much controversy surrounding sewage sludge and what kinds of chemicals are in this substance. If you are applying this to your property, you may want to take a look at the following report done by the USGS, indicating 25 different chemicals were found in every bio-solid sample tested.
Watch the following video from our neighbors to the north for more information-
Please contact Brenda Green at DHEC to request a public hearing via email, greenba(at)dhec.sc.gov and mention permit number ND0080900 and reference number 12-160-R. The comment period runs until February 15, 2013.