Texas Farmers Battle Against PFAS-Contaminated Sludge

Cow laying in field sick due to PFAS

In a groundbreaking legal and environmental conflict in Texas, two ranches have taken legal action against Synagro, a leading waste management company, over allegations of selling PFAS-contaminated sewage sludge. This product, intended as a cost-effective fertilizer alternative, is now at the heart of serious accusations including livestock death, crop ruin, water pollution, and significant property … Read more

Regulators Allowing PFAS Tainted Sludge to Poison Water

Overhead view of farmland with a silhouette of a dumping container spilling a dark substance, and text 'WHY ALLOW THIS?' questioning the spreading of contaminated sewage sludge.

Across the United States, a quiet crisis is unfolding on farmlands, involving an unassuming but potentially devastating substance: sewage sludge. Used as fertilizer, this byproduct of water treatment processes contains per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), leading to widespread contamination that endangers public health, agriculture, and the environment. The Spread of Contaminated Sludge In an alarming … Read more