Ian L. Pepper
Ian L. Pepper is a professor and director of the National Science Foundation Water and Environmental Technology Center at the University of Arizona in Tucson, a Industry/University Cooperative Research Center (I/UCRC). One of his three "major research interests," according to his UofA profile, is the "land application of biosolids" -- meaning the spreading of sewage sludge on soil. He is a proponent of the use of sewage sludge on food-growing soil. He told NPR in 2013 that the risks of doing so "are much lower than those suggested by environmental activists."
Ian L. Pepper
Professor and Director
Environmental Research Laboratory
2601 E. Airport Drive
Tucson, AZ 85756
Phone: (520) 626-3328
Fax: (520) 573-0852
Email: ipepper AT ag DOT arizona DOT edu
Articles and Resources
Related SourceWatch Resources
- Sewage sludge
- You say biosolids, I say sewage sludge
- Water Environment Federation
- Scientific Studies of Sewage Sludge
- Sludge contaminants
Related PRWatch Articles
- Sara Jerving, New Toxic Sludge PR and Lobbying Effort Gets Underway, PRWatch.org, March 16, 2012.
- Rebekah Wilce, Sludge Industry Reveals "Resource Recovery" Spin, PRWatch.org, December 15, 2011.
- Richardson, Would You "Like" Sewage Sludge on Facebook, PRWatch.org, September 12, 2011.
- John Stauber, Gavin Newsom Hopes to Leave His Sludge in San Francisco, PRWatch.org, July 27, 2010.
- John Stauber, Chez Sludge: How the Sewage Sludge Industry Bedded Alice Waters, PRWatch.org, July 9, 2010.
- John Stauber and Sheldon Rampton, A R.O.S.E. by Any Other Name, PRWatch, Third Quarter 1995, Volume 2, No. 3.
- University of Arizona College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Ian L. Pepper, public university academic profile, accessed May 2013.
- Eliza Barclay, Is It Safe To Use Compost Made From Treated Human Waste?, NPR "The Salt" blog, May 12, 2013.
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