National Biosolids Partnership
The National Biosolids Partnership (NBP), is a government-industry organization promoting the use of toxic sewage sludge as biosolids fertilizer. According to its website, it is an "alliance formed in 1997 with the National Association of Clean Water Agencies (NACWA) (formerly Association of Metropolitan Sewerage Agencies), Water Environment Federation (WEF), and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)." 
The National Biosolids Partnership is a voluntary membership organization that has established "certification programs" and "Good Practice" guidelines for municipal sewage waste treatment plants across the country.
The NBP's web home is Biosolids.org, created and run by the Water Environment Federation. According to the website, NBP's "certification programs" encourage MSWs in the United States to be upheld to higher standards in terms of regulating contaminants found in their sewage sludge.
NBP Certification Participants and Promoters
Articles and resources
Related SourceWatch articles
- About Us, NBP Website Accessed July 1, 2010.
- U.S. EPA: National Biosolids Partnership Explanation U.S. EPA Website Accessed April 11, 2011.
- Biosolids Management (EMS) Program: About the NBP Biosolids Management Program NBP Website Accessed April 11, 2011.
- Jeff Eger, "Reader's view: Recycling of biosolids a longstanding practice," Duluth News Tribune, July 29, 2011.
- Water Environment Federation, Water Environment Federation Launches New National Biosolids Partnership Web Site. Water Environment Federation, August 30, 2010. Accessed April 11, 2011.
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