23 February 1998
Scots council demands update in sewage-as-fertiliser regs

GROWING health fears surrounding the use of organic sewage waste as a farm fertiliser has prompted Perth and Kinross Council to demand a change in the law on the practice.

The Scottish council will next week consider a report by its public and environmental protection department which says current regulations are past their sell-by date. It says public health is at risk and waste should not be used on land without treatment to get rid of pathogens.

Villagers have campaigned against its use following an outbreak of illnes.

  • The Scotsman 23/02/98 page 8