Does biosolids recycling have an impact on wildlife and fish?
Scientists at the Univsity of Washington began studying the effects of biosolids on wildlife in the 1970s. They did not find any animals that are harmed by this practice. Because biosolids makes vegetation grow faster, animals from deer to mice benefit by having more nutritious food and better habitat. The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) evaluated the county’s biosolids program and decided that biosolids application posed no risk to chinook salmon and, in fact, provided an environmental benefit by enhancing forest growth (see related press release).
- Why is the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service doing an Environmental Impact Statement for NiSource’s Habitat Conservation Plan and Incidental Take Permit Application?
- What is the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s role in the NEPA Environmental Impact Statement process?
- Does biosolids recycling have an impact on wildlife and fish?