Comment 63467

By Copenhagen (anonymous) | Posted May 13, 2011 at 07:59:57

Putting Hamilton sludge on farmland is a crime.
First ... the company that puts the sludge on farms is a repeat offender. Over 44 convictions for violating Ontario regualations, and over $400,000 in fines!

And some of the toxic metals in Hamilton sludge are going up.

An unbelievable 2.6 tonnes of neurotoxic lead went on Ontario foodlands in 2009, up from 1.5 tonnes in 2002.

And arsenic is way up, too. Hamilton's gift to our food: 425 kilograms of arsenic in 2009. That is up from 58 kilograms on farmfields in 2002.

Hamilton can't just put 22 tonnes of sludge on every hectare of farmland. They can only apply what nutrient the crop requires without exceeding the limits on any of the

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