Kern County Loses in Critical Sewage Sludge Ruling

Kern County, CA (12/7/16) -- On Nov. 28th, a Superior Court Judge made a tentative ruling stating that the county’s 2006 Measure E ban on the land-application of biosolids in the unincorporated areas of the county is invalid. The judge argued that there is no evidence that any person or animal has gotten sick from biosolids, no tests have found unsafe levels of contaminants in the ground or water and land application has been ruled by state and federal regulators as safe.

L.A. Can Resume Shipping Sewage Sludge to Kern County After Judge Overturns Voters’ Ban