Sewage Sludge to be Spread

By Leah Kirstein

Published 02/07 2014 04:53PM

Updated 02/07 2014 04:59PM

BURNSIDE TOWNSHIP, CENTRE COUNTY - In Burside Township, right off of German Settlement Road, the company We Care Organics is looking to spread sludge.

The Department of Environmental protection says, " The company is asking us to approve a registration for this particular site under an existing statewide general permit and if we do, that will allow them to bring in biosolids from different approved sources and land apply it to this former mine site for reclamation purposes".

Residents are not happy about the plans. They say it will smell and worry it could affect their water supply.

"That's certainly understandable because water is a finite resource, but we are quit confident this proposal will not impact that water supply" answered the DEP.

They have until mid March to make a decision. If the request is approved the process will begin this summer and last up to 5 months.

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