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in crops, groundwater, and soil regardless of how the crops were fertilized, this was not significant nor surprising given Floridas small industrial base and its successful efforts to prevent industrial sources of metals from contaminating sewage."

A survey by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency showed the amount of sewage sludge generated in the United States increased from 8.5 million metric tons in 1990 to more than 12 million metric tons in 2000. At the same time, there has been an increase in public interest for finding alternative, environmentally sound solutions to waste disposal.


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