Alan B. Rubin

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Alan B. Rubin

"Alan B. Rubin, the Environmental Protection Agency's top scientist on sewage sludge until he retired last year [in 2005], vigorously defends spreading it on fields -- a practice that he said has proved safe over decades.
""Without a doubt, this is the most evaluated material at the EPA," said Rubin, now a consultant for Responsible Biosolids Management, the Santa Barbara firm that operates Green Acres for Los Angeles.
"Advanced treatment eliminates many toxins, and traces of others remain locked in the topsoil, thanks to "the incredible binding capacity of biosolids," Rubin said."[1]

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  1. Steve Chawkins, "Sludge Ban Is Primed to Pass; Strong support for the Kern County measure could force L.A. and others in the state to find new areas to dump tons of treated human waste," Los Angeles Times, May 2, 2006.

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