Kingston to Appeal Decision in Sludge Lawsuit with Pellet Maker Aslan

Kingston, NY (10/4/18) - The city of Kingston has been trying to sever a contract with the Aslan Environmental, the company leasing pellet-making equipment for use at the city's wastewater treatment plant. The system began operation in 2007 and in 2015 the system failed when the main shaft stopped working correctly. While in the process of hiring an engineer to design and manufacture a new main shaft, the city took legal action for breach of contract. The city also claims the company engaged in fraud and bid-rigging when it obtained its contract in 2004. This article explains the details of the court’s ruling. The city will appeal this decision.

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Lockport Sewage Treatment Plant Needs Work

Lockport, NY (8/26/18) - Biosolids at Lockport wastewater treatment plant are pressed and then transported to a composting facility to be further treated and mixed with wood-chips to create a compost. Now the facility is reaching the end of its life and officials are deciding whether to stick with that process or introduce a drying system in the plant that could produce biosolids that would be ready for land application without composting and mixing with wood-chips.

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Glen Resident Challenge Biosolids Representatives


Glen, NY (1/22/18) - Lystek International gave a presentation on their company and answered questions about the company’s proposal to build a biosolids plant in the Glen Canal View Business Park during a planning board meeting held recently. Lystek also submitted a full application for their proposed biosolids plant. More on that story can be found at “Lystek Submits Full Application to Glen Planning Board for Facility”.
Lystek Truck Traffic Would Be a Danger
Sewage Sludge Processing Plant a Bad Deal for Glen
Lystek schedules public information meeting on biosolids plant
Area Residents Voice More Concerns About Lystek at Glen Meeting
Activist Group Reforms to Fight Biosolids Activity

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Town of Lewiston Plans Underway for 2018: Board Reorganizes, Holds Hearings, Work Session


Lewiston, NY (1/13/18) - The town of Lewiston held two public hearings, one of which they voted to “continue an ongoing moratorium covering the disposal of sludge, sewage, and septage (biosolids) on town lands. The moratorium went on to be extended an additional nine months as the town monitors ongoing litigation in the Town of Wheatfield and its local law covering use of biosolids, which Lewiston has been considering.”

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Town of Lewiston Plans Underway for 2018: Board Reorganizes, Holds Hearings, Work Session


Lewiston, NY (1/13/18) - The town of Lewiston held two public hearings, one of which they voted to “continue an ongoing moratorium covering the disposal of sludge, sewage, and septage (biosolids) on town lands. The moratorium went on to be extended an additional nine months as the town monitors ongoing litigation in the Town of Wheatfield and its local law covering use of biosolids, which Lewiston has been considering.”

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Area Residents Speak Out Against Proposed Lystek Facility in Glen


Glen, NY (12/21/17) - Residents recently spoke out against a Lystek facility proposed to go into the Glen Canal View Business Park. Lystek officials will speak at a Jan 18th meeting where the company will submit a formal application for the plant. Residents brought to question the possible job growth from the facility and the environmental impact the facility will have on the community.
Glen Waiting on More Feedback Before Acting on Lystek

Greenwich 'Odor' Linked to Fertilizer, Cold Weather


Greenwich, NY (1/2/18) - Odors in Greenwich were traced back to biosolid fertilizer piles sitting on farmland. Cold weather prevented the farmer from spreading the biosolids and also prevented the odors from rising and spreading so they could disperse and not maintain such a strong odor. Another article with a short video can be found “'Ooh that smell' traced to steaming fertilizer too cold to spread"

Glen Board Approves Zoning Changes; Lystek Focus of Public Hearing

Glen, NY(12/11/17) - The town of Glen is considering approving a proposed project to allow Lystek to build in their industrial park. At a recent town hearing Glen Town Board unanimously voted to approve a resolution amending zoning regulations that are related to the proposed facility.
Biosolids Processor Eyes Montgomery County Site

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City Considers Adding Sludge Drier to Wastewater Plant

Lockport, NY (5/19/17) -- The Lockport Common Council voted recently to hire Nussbaumer & Clarke, Inc. to conduct a cost-to-benefit analysis on installing a sludge dryer at their wastewater facility for a fee of $26,500. The city’s current composting facility is reaching the end of its life and the sludge dryer would be its replacement for producing biosolids. 

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Ag. and Markets Orders Wheatfield to Allow Use of Biosolids on Town Land

Wheatfield, NY (5/23/17) -- Commissioner of Agriculture and Markets of the State of New York, Richard A. Ball, has required Wheatfield to allow the land application of Equate to Milleville Brothers Farms. Ball stated “Although given the opportunity to do so, the Town of Wheatfield did not provide the Department with any correspondence, documentation or other information showing any public health or safety threat relating to the land application of biosolids by the farm operation. The town submitted articles referencing studies evaluating impacts under dissimilar circumstances (e.g., impacts to animals grazing on land where biosolids were surface-applied)."

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Kingston Ready To Transfer $70,000 for Continued Disposal of Sewage Sludge

Kingston, NY (5/2/17) -- Kingston is preparing to pay another $70,000 to continue shipping sludge to the Ulster County Resource Recovery Agency. Kingston has equipment to process their sludge into pelleted fertilizer, but the equipment the city leased from Aslan Environmental Services broke down. There is currently a lawsuit between the city and Aslan.

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