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LWVAL’s Environmental Series — Alabama Waste Sludge Awareness

September 19, 2023 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Join the League of Women Voters of Alabama’s Environmental Series — Alabama Waste Sludge Awareness!!


Julie Lay will discuss the practice and hazards of the land application of biosloids in this next program in the League of Women Voters of Alabama’s Environmental Education Series.  Often referred to as waste sludge, the nutrient value is often promoted while the dangerous toxicity of waste sludge–which poses a serious threat to human health and the environment– is downplayed or ignored. Julie will discuss actions citizens may take to increase public awareness of this practice and what must be done to stop it.

Julie Lay holds a B.S. Degree from Auburn University in Animal Science and completed an internship with USDA Forest Service Center for Aquatic Technology Transfer, whose main focus was aquatic management issues. She spent the majority of 16 years working in industrial agriculture food safety, quality assurance, and regulatory compliance. Julie resigned from her position in industrial agriculture in November of 2019 and has turned her attention towards supporting and bringing awareness to sustainable agriculture methods. Julie and her husband reside in the Tennessee River watershed, in Guntersville, Alabama, where she is a stay-home mom and homeschools her two sons. Julie is a member of the Board of Directors of the Alabama Rivers Alliance and is a cofounder of Alabama Waste Sludge Awareness.  Julie tells her story of researching biosolids in the 2020 Southern Exposure film, Soiled.
This program is free and open to the public.

Register to attend at https://bit.ly/46X3KZO