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This white paper was subject to a peer review prior to publication.
Peer reviewers represented the following entities: Academic Research
(agriculture and forestry), Wastewater; Drinking Water;
Environmental Advocacy; Environmental Attorneys; and Environmental
Consultants. This work was supported by grants from the Maine
Wastewater Control Association, the Maine State Planning Office,
with additional financial support from The Senator George J.
Mitchell Center for Environmental and Watershed Research. The Maine
Department of Environmental Protection provided technical assistance
and access to program information. Additional technical information
about wastewater, biosolids, and compost was provided by the
Residual Management Committee of the Maine Wastewater Control
Association, New England Biosolids and Residuals Association, New
England Organics, the Vermont Department of Environmental
Conservation, and the New Hampshire Department of Environmental
Research assistants were Elizabeth Dziezyk, James Nadeau, and Teresa
Thornton. Editorial assistance was provided by Mary O’Shea and
Catherine Schmitt. Additional assistance was provided by Ruth
Hallsworth and Kim Raymond.
Many individuals helped to bring the project to completion. The
Peer-Review team, composed of representatives from the drinking
water industry, wastewater industry, agriculture, environmental law,
environmental advocacy groups, and researchers, is thanked