Muck spreading causes a stir in Denmark

Danish environment minister Hans Christian Schmidt has ordered the national environmental research institute (DMU) to investigate the risk of pollution posed by land spreading of livestock wastes, Jyllands-Posten newspaper reports. The move follows publication by DMU last week of analyses showing the presence of heavy metals, antibiotics and endocrine-disrupting compounds in stored slurry. No legal standards apply to pollutants in slurry, though levels found were mostly below limits set for human sewage sludge. See DMU press release.

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