Please attend an informational meeting held by the Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) to find out what and where Nutri-Blend, Inc. and Synagro Central LLC want to spread Sludge in Goochland County.
The meeting will be held on Wednesday, August 19 at 7:00pm at The Goochland Library, 3075 River Road West, Goochland, VA 23063
You may recall last years citizen opposition to Synegro Central LLC’s plan to spread industrial residual sludge in a number of Virginia counties.
Legislation was introduced at the last General Assembly to require a Study be conducted which would determine what levels of heavy metals and toxic chemicals the “Biosolids” ,as it is called by the industry, contain. The bill was withdrawn at the end of the General Assembly session after an attempt to change the bill’s wording, naming William and Mary as the Science Lab of choice (and replacing W&M with Virginia Tech). The lead scientist for Virginia Tech held a position on Synegro’s Board. Proponents for the bill decided to hold off until the next GA session in hopes of getting more support to have W&M conduct the scientific Study. William and Mary has no known ties to the Industry that stands to benefit.
If a proper Study is conducted which concludes there are no health risks, it would to rest the concerns of the citizens. The citizens in opposition feel they should not have to “have it spread to find out what’s in it”.