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Box Elder County residents concerned over farmer’s use of biosolids

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  • My2Cents Taylorsville, UT
    April 11, 2014 3:55 a.m.

    This is supposed to be good fertilizer but there are laws and regulations on its use and distribution in yards and farm use. The laws prohibit its use as topsoil and must be mixed and plowed in with existing soils. Also their are state agriculture laws that human waste cannot be mixed in soil used to grow food for human consumption, I think its related to the mad cow disease syndrome of feeding animals their own genetic by products.

    The farmer laying this fertilizers should be tilling the soil and mixing it to reduce the offensive odors to nearby homes and cities as may be required by agriculture zoning in mixed use neighborhoods. Its like a courtesy flush in restrooms and maybe a talk with the farmer and his intent is in order.