Scottish review of land spreading of organic waste

A wide-ranging review of the disposal of organic wastes to land has been commissioned by the Scottish Office in response to growing public concern about the health and environmental hazards posed by sewage sludge, industrial waste and carcase disposal practices.

The review is to be conducted by the Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) and is scheduled for completion in early autumn. Officials conducting the review will report to a steering group drawn from the Agency, the Scottish Office and the Convention of Scottish Local Authorities.

The review follows growing concern about the nuisance and health risks posed by several current disposal practices. Examples include a major sewage sludg

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