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The workshop was entitled "Problems around Sludge" and took place in Stresa (Lake Maggiore) 18-19-November 1999. The reason for organising this workshop was to have a general view of the present situation about the use and the quality of sewage sludge on agriculture land. The present volume contains the complete text of all lectures given during the workshop. The workshop was structured in four sessions:

-Introduction: Strategy of the European Commission in the light of the European waste management policy.
-Session 1: Sludge treatment and their effects on pathogens.
-Session 2: Pollutants and nutrients in sludge and there effect on soil, vegetation and fauna.
-Session 3: Technology and innovative options related to sludge management.
-Session 4: Position of the producers, farmers and food industry on sludge ruse.

The proceedings of the workshop gives a good overview of the various aspects of sewage sludge reuse in agriculture.

Additional information

Authors: LUCA M (EDITORS), Waste Management Unit, DG Environment European Commission;LANGENKAMP H, Soil and Waste Unit Evironment Institute JRC
Bibliographic Reference: EUR: 19657 EN (2000) 244pp, Euro: free of charge
Availability: available from JRC, Ispra (IT) fax: +39-0332-785818
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