Cincinnati considers converting human waste to farm fertilizer

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CINCINNATI (13abc Action News) - Cincinnati leaders want to build a facility that converts human waste to fertilizer.

Early January, city leaders made a $65 million pitch that would replace a waste incinerator which no longer meets federal environmental standards.

Cincinnati Mayor John Cranley said the other options include repairing the incinerator and hauling waste elsewhere. Both of those options would be more costly, he said.

Cranley said the city needs technology that benefits the environment and saves taxpayers' money.

County and federal regulators would have to approve the idea.