INVESTIGATION INTO THE CONTRIBUTION OF OLDER COMMUNITIES TO LEAD LEVELS IN BIOSOLIDS

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Abstract:

Resistance to the land application of biosolids, around the country, can be partially attributed to the levels of heavy metals in biosolids. This has resulted in some communities enacting bans on its use, and others considering them. The New York City Department of Environmental Protection (NYCDEP) has noticed seasonally elevated levels of lead in biosolids at many facilities, however, the effect at some older communities can be quite dramatic. Therefore, as part of NYCDEP's commitment to the beneficial land application of biosolids, New York City has undertaken a research project to better understand the impact of older neighborhoods on the levels of lead in our biosolids.

Document Type: Research Article

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.2175/193864704784342613

Publication date: January 1, 2004

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