Biosolids or Biohazard? Part 2


| 5/31/2016 9:07:00 AM


Read Part 1 of this account here.

Carla Jordan and her family settled in their new house in Spotsylvania, Virginia, feeling safe that the biosolids experience was now behind them.  In 2014, Carla accepted a business manager position at a berry farm in the neighboring Westmoreland County.  The farm was a burgeoning agro-tourism destination; a place where children get to pet friendly goats, pick strawberries, and enjoy breathtaking views of the nearby Rappahannock River.   

Early one winter morning in 2014, the farm was visited by a local resident.  Mr. Tilley, whose house was just down the road from the farm. He explained that he’d overheard a conversation between two congregation members at his church.  One of them was Rodney Rollins, local businessman, owner of multiple companies, including Rollins Soil Enhancement.  Mr. Rollins was discussing a permit he had been granted by the Westmoreland County Land Use Administrator to construct a ten unit outdoor drying/processing/storing facility for Class A biosolids. The permit included manufacturing bagged mulch and topsoil products as well as the right to land apply biosolids on the property.  The facility would be located inside a private, residential neighborhood – Porteus VI, directly across from Mr. Tilley’s house, on the same road as the entrance to the berry farm.

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The entrance gate to the residential neighborhood Porteus VI in Westmoreland County, VA. VDOT classified the private neighborhood gravel road as "in poor condition."



 “This sounded an alarm in my mind,” Carla recalls, “I couldn’t believe biosolids were back in my life.” 



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