Photo Credits: Niagara This Week
As the Biodigester seems to be the talk of the Town in as of late, recent articles in Niagara This Week and Niagara News Now are taking aim squarely at the risk-proposition this project has become.
And if you are curious about the title of the post, then you might find it interesting that while there are no plans to do so (at this time)… the
Biodigester Biodisaster may up it’s “diet” and start entertaining “bio-solids”. For those who haven’t brushed up on their chemistry, “bio-solids” according to the EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) in the US are:
“…nutrient-rich organic materials resulting from the treatment of domestic sewage in a treatment facility. When treated and processed, these residuals can be recycled and applied as fertilizer to improve and maintain productive soils and stimulate plant growth.”
Sounds fabulous doesn’t it…. the possibility of processing sewage treatment residue on top of the escarpment. As a clean version of the old adage would go… “(it) flows downhill” and in the case of the Biodigester, it is yet to be seen if the proverbial matter may flow other ways as well.
You can read the full editorial here:
And for a flashback in time on the Biodigester, you can read this Niagara News Now article from August 2015 article entitled “Biodigester a risk, but one worth taking, Mullins says” here:
Looking at that article and what is happening now, it all seems to be all unfolding as predicted.