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Domestic Sewage

Volume 173: debated on Tuesday 5 June 1990

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To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment what feasibility studies have been undertaken by his Department regarding the use of domestic sewage as a substitute for agrochemicals and peat by removing toxic elements in sewage sludge at source.

No feasibility studies have been carried out by my Department into the use of sewage sludge as a substitute for agrochemicals and peat. Some 49 per cent. of sewage sludge is applied to agricultural land in England and Wales.