I believe an awful lot of this product used to go into such mixes giving the blender a a very cheap base into which they had to top up with urea /AN to get to the required densityBe interested to see if there is any merit in this as we are thinking about using AS as part of a liquid N mix. No smoke without fire...
I wonder if it is possibly the sulphur element that is causing any issues as people may be applying it purely for nitrogen and getting 3 X as much sulphur as nitrogen? Could potentially acidify the ground much more quickly?
I would have been very surprised if a large manufacturer would have allowed any such product to be dumped in such a way, but I could be wrong.There was a farmer conned into applying liquid fertiliser mixture, it was basically pharmaceutical waste mixed in with it and made his cows infertile etc.
.they'll be looking for other victims of this gang.
He organised for a chemical analysis to be carried out on soil, grass and silage samples and at the time had expected they would find urea and a couple of other components which could have been put down to a ‘mix gone wrong’ but instead he said their ‘worst fears were confirmed’.
“The analysis revealed traces of petrochemicals, plastic bottle compounds, birth control pills, clothing, paint stripper, pesticides, herbicides, anti-cancer treatments, brake fluid, hair conditioner, plus many more shocking findings.
“It became clear that all sorts of material had been tipped in a lagoon and there was no real documentation of what has been going in. We even found a drug for epilepsy which is only used with kids – this suggested that possible waste from hospitals had been included
I think this is conflating completely different products. The first is the end product of aspirin manufacture the second is surely sewage sludge.