Factsheet: Sewage sludge directive (Dir. 86/278/EEC)

Sewage sludge directive (Dir. 86/278/EEC)

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Description: 
The directive seeks to encourage the use of sewage sludge in agriculture and to regulate its use in such a way as to prevent harmful effects on soil, vegetation, animals and man. To this end, it prohibits the use of untreated sludge on agricultural land unless it is injected or incorporated into the soil.
Goal/Aim: 
Regulate the use of sludge.

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