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Come See a Just and Sustainable Way to Twist, Turn on, and Flush

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(SF Bay Area folks:  do yourself a favor and come to the opening of Literacy for Environmental Justice’s Living Classroom on People’s Earth Day, Sunday, April 18, 2010.) _______________________________________ Water.  Energy.  Waste treatment. I’m going to make a case for the sexiness of these overlooked fundamentals. It’s a tall order, I know.

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Son of Toxic Sludge: The Smell That Won’t Die

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Sewage sludge is the mucky residue of municipal wastewater treatment operations, consisting largely of human feces. Repackaged as “biosolids,” sludge is sold or given away to farmers and homeowners for use as a nutrient-rich fertilizer. But when used to grow food, our turds may bite back: sludge can contain heavy metals, pharmaceuticals, toxic chemicals, disease-causing…

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