Letter: Biosolids battle is not over


Re: The June 8 KTW article (‘Court rejects injunction bid from opponents of biosolids project’):

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The lead into the article takes Justice Dev Dley comments on his decision out of context.

 Dley said the applicants (Turtle Valley residents) have not met the threshold questions and that there is little if any evidence of risk as set out in the evidence.

He did not imply there is no risk in biosolid land applications, but that in this case, we, the plantiffs, failed to provide the evidence he believes is required to establish there is a high probability that harm will occur. 

 This distinction is important. 

 The possibility of real harm from applying biosolids to agricultural land at this rate, using this particular method, continues to exist, but we were not able to prove this to the judge’s satisfaction.

Thus our application was dismissed.

I do not believe this battle is over. There will be other opportunities to demonstrate in a more definitive way that the risks are not just possible, but highly likely.

Margaret Fryatt
Turtle Valley

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