Local Biosolids Ban Not Backed By Law, Facts, Judge Says

Law360, New York (December 8, 2016, 7:48 PM EST) -- A California state judge has struck down a 2006 county measure banning the use of disinfected and dried-out sewage sludge on its land following years of litigation, saying the county ordinance runs afoul of state law and that the material poses no risk to residents.

Tulare County Superior Court Judge Lloyd L. Hicks' Nov. 28 tentative ruling halted Measure E, which banned the use of all biosolids — sewage sludge that has been stabilized and disinfected —  from being used on Kern County land and delivered a win for plaintiffs including the city and county of Los Angeles.

"'E' is invalid...

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