Pa. Residents Challenge Synagro Sludge Permits

Law360, New York (February 20, 2014, 2:55 PM EST) -- Several Pennsylvania residents filed a challenge to sewage sludge permits granted to a subsidiary of bankrupt Synagro Technologies Inc. with the state's environmental hearing board Wednesday, saying the sludge could potentially contaminate their drinking water and harm endangered species.

Ten residents and citizens group Sludge Free UMBT are appealing permits granted on Jan. 18 to Synagro Mid-Atlantic Inc. by the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection, which allowed the company to spread biosolids on three farms in Upper Mount Bethel Township owned by former Northampton County Councilman...
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