Accommodating the Implications of the Revised EU Sludge Directive
ISBN: 1 84057 401 1
The recycling of sewage sludge (biosolids) to agricultural land is one of the most effective means of dealing with the main by-product of wastewater treatment. The key objective of this project is to provide information that will enable the UK water industry to influence the development of the soil protection strategy of the European Union (EU), and specifically any revisions to the Sludge Directive (86/278/EEC). The focus of the work has been to review the implications, risks and threats that might arise from the emerging and existing legislation. The information in the report should help to build confidence in the safety of recycling of sewage sludge to land and avoid unnecessary restrictions on this outlet which is generally considered to be the best practicable environmental option (BPEO). It should also support the translation of the EU legislation into UK Regulations and policy.