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Barbara Moran. Sewage often becomes fertilizer, but the issue is it's tainted with PFAS. WBUR

Marina Schauffler. A Spreading Problem: How PFAS got into soils and food systems. Maine Monitor

RILES. Sludge Primer. Sewage Sludge FAQ

US EPA Office of Inspector General. Report: EPA Unable to Assess the Impact of Hundreds of Unregulated Pollutants in Land-Applied Biosolids on Human Health and the Environment. Released November 15, 2018

Laura Orlando. It’s Time to Talk (Again) about Sewage Sludge on Farmland.

Deborah Blum. A Rising Tide of Contaminents. New York Times, September 30, 2014

Steve Wing. When Research Turns to Sludge. Academe, November-December 2010

Christina L. Arnaout and Claudia K. Gunsch. Silver Nanoparticles Affect Microbial Diversity in Wastewater and Soils Receiving Biosolids. CEINT research on AgNP at Duke University

Beyond Pesticides. New Report Finds High Concentrations of Toxic Contaminants in Sewage Sludge. Beyond Pesticides, January 28, 2009

Spencer G. Haynes, Jr.. Is Toxic Sludge Good For You?. Vermont Journal of Environmental Law, Editorial

Petition to EPA to stop the land application of sludge (2003).

EPA's response to the Petition.

The Community Environmental Legal Defense Fund Ordinance prohibiting the land application of sewage sludge.

Laura Orlando. The Role Of Citizen Activism In Protecting Public Health And The Environment From Land Application Of Sewage Sludge. New Solutions, Vol. 12(4) 359-361, 2002

Sheldon Rampton. Sludge, Biosolids, And The Propaganda. New Solutions, Vol. 12(4) 347-353, 2002

Helane Shields. Sludge Victims: Voices from the Field. New Solutions, Vol. 12(4) 363-370, 2002

Caroline Snyder. The Dirty Work of Promoting "Recycling" of America's Sewage Sludge. International Journal of Occupational and Environmental Health, 2005, Vol 11 No.4, 415-427

Abby Rockefeller. Civilization and sludge: Notes on the history of the management of human excreta. Capitalism Nature Socialism, 9: 3, 3 — 18 DOI: 10.1080/10455759809358806

Abby Rockefeller. Sludge is Sludge is Sludge: the Illusion of Safety. Op-Ed in the Vineyard Gazette