Build sludge plants where sludge is generated | Letter

I believe John Reinhart made some very good points involving the proposed sludge plant in Plainfield Township (column, "Sludge treatment plant isn't welcome in Slate Belt," Feb. 14). Synagro Technologies presented a sample of Class A biosolids pellets...

Build sludge plants where sludge is generated | Letter

I believe John Reinhart made some very good points involving the proposed sludge plant in Plainfield Township (column, "Sludge treatment plant isn't welcome in Slate Belt," Feb. 14).

Synagro Technologies presented a sample of Class A biosolids pellets to the Plainfield Township Planning Commission on Nov. 21, 2016.John Best | lehighvalleylive.com contributor 

I also agree with Charles Cole that science is important when it comes to sludge (letter, "Sludge plan deserves scientific analysis," Feb. 21).

It is my opinion that it is better to heat the sludge and produce what is known as Class A biosolids, which is considered a fertilizer. These biosolids are recognized by the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection and several universities as acceptable.

My issue in this case is the location of the proposed plant (at the Green Knight facility at the Grand Central landfill) to produce the biosolids. I believe sewage sludge should be processed in the state in which it is generated.

Of course we need more industry in the Slate Belt. For 30 years I have worked on bringing good, clean industry to our area. The Portland Industrial Park is a good example. But the idea of adding any more truck traffic to Route 512, which is already unbearable, is a "no" for me.

Build the sludge plant where the sludge is generated.

Ron Angle
Upper Mount Bethel Township

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