Protect Mill Canyon Watershed ‘In the News’

The Battle Continues

Spokane considers burning sewer sludge after outcry over fertilizer use
Spokesman Review Newspaper, Wed., March 28, 2018.

Excerpt: Late last month, the city [of Spokane] signed a contract to explore the possibility of burning that sludge at its Waste-to-Energy plant amid concerns the so-called “biosolids” retained chemicals that could be harmful if absorbed in the ground water.

The link in the above sentence points to a story about our Protect Mill Canyon Watershed campaign. We are still making waves!

News About Our Local Campaign and Victory

Permit will limit use of treated sludge on Lincoln County farm, By Jim Camden, The Spokesman Review, Dec. 23, 2017

E. Washington farm receives scaled-down biosolids permit, by Matthew Weaver, Capital Press, Dec. 21, 2017

Eastern Washington group reaches compromise on plan to spread sewage on farm, by Samantha Wohlfeil, The Pacific Northwest Inlander, Dec 21, 2017.

Citizen’s Group Happy with Sludge Decision by Steve Jackson, Spokane Public Radio, Dec. 20, 2017.

A Small Committee of Lincoln County Neighbors Goes Up Against the Waste-Industrial Complex of Sewage Sludge Slingers, Nature’s Advocate, a publication of the Upper Columbia River Group, a Sierra Club chapter, Fall 2017, page 1.

Sewage Sludge Threatens Mill Canyon Aquifer and Organic Farms, The Crest, Washington State Sierra Club Journal, Volume 36, Issue 3, Pg. 11 – Fall 2017

Guest Opinion: Keep Sewage Sludge Off Farmland, Morton Alexander and Chrys Ostrander, Spokesman Review, October 14, 2017.

Lincoln County residents fight biosolids on nearby farm by Jim Camden, Spokesman Review, September 27, 2017

Making a Stink By Samantha Wohlfeil, The Pacific Northwest Inlander, Sept. 21, 2017

Letter to Inlander Editor From Committee Member Morton Alexander

WA group starts campaign to stop use of biosolids on ag land by Matthew Weaver, Capital Press, September 7, 2017

Press Release: Citizen Committee Opposed to Dumping of Sewage Sludge on Agricultural Land Calls for Statewide Moratorium on Permits to Spread Sewage Sludge on Agricultural Lands. Issued Sept. 6, 2017.

PMCW Press Release: “Protect Mill Canyon Watershed,” a citizen committee opposed to dumping of sewage sludge on agricultural land, calls press conference for Wednesday, Sept. 6 at 3pm at Department of Ecology Building in Spokane. Major announcement regarding the Department and sewage sludge is scheduled. Issued Sept. 3, 2017.

Mill Canyon residents organize to protect air and water, The Fig Tree, Vol. 34, No. 7, Sept., 2017

Ecology: No threat in biosolid use on ag lands, Capital Press, August 14, 2017

Spokane Public Radio News, Aug. 10, 2017 (mp3 audio file)

Committee forms to ‘protect’ Mill Canyon area from application of bio-solids in grain fields, Davenport Times, Aug. 10, 2017.

KYRS Spokane, Earth Matters Now, Aug. 8, 2017 (mp3 audio file)

PMCW Press Release: Municipal sewage sludge threatens residents in rural eastern Washington, Issued August 8, 2017