ALAN RUBIN -- RETIRED EPA
SELF PROCLAIMED SLUDGE EXPERT CONSULTANT TO THE SLUDGE INDUSTRY.
Al's antics - Rubin announces no sludge compost health complaints - ever!
Maybe Rubin forgot to read EPA's 2006 sludge - Biosolids composting fact sheet?
TWO LETTERS ASKING QUESTIONS ALAN RUBIN (THE SHEIK OF SLUDGE) WILL NOT ANSWER. The name came
from a Milwaukee paper.
January 30, 1997 The Bell Tolls for EPA "Ask not for whom the bell tolls; it tolls for thee!" This cryptic
message to a vocal California farmer opposed to sludge/biosolids use on farmland, was attached to a Water
Environment Federation (WEF) letter dated February 28, 1996, with the heading, "DEAR MEMBER OF
CONGRESS:" The signature on the message indicated it was signed by the WEF's temporary Senior Scientist
[Alan Rubin], who was loaned to WEF by the EPA. http://www.penweb.org/issues/sludge/101.htm
EPA's fact sheet for compost states, "Potential environmental impacts may result from both
composting operations and use of the compost product" http://deadlydeceit.com/EPA_Compost.html
California farmer Jane Beswick's testimony before Congress -- Sewage Sludge and epa (Alan Rubin)
The EPA's PR strategy for sludge was first outlined in a 40-page report published in 1981 with a classic
bureaucratic title: "Institutional Constraints and Public Acceptance Barriers to Utilization of Municipal
Wastewater and Sludge for Land Reclamation and Biomass Production." It warns that sludge farming
projects may be blocked by small local groups who "feel their interests
12-2006 Rubin's Manure
2006, Alan Rubin
Your negative stories on the failures to market these materials in Canada may be
due to insufficient marketing expertise of Canadian pellet producers.
I sense that the production and success of biosolids pelletization is
increasing in the US. To wit, the proposed production of pellets in
2003 ALAN RUBIN
told county officials Tuesday that they have the power to control the spread of sewage sludge on local
"It's time we looked at direct exposure," Ruben said. "We have in the past concentrated on contaminates in
the food chain."
Rubin sure did concentrate on poisoning the food chain:
1986 there were one to two million cases of food poisoning
1990 there were about 6.5 million case of food poisoning
1994 there were about 34 million cases of food poisoning
1996 there were about 80 million case of food poisoning
1997 there we about 81 million case of food poisoning
1998 CDC estimates 360 million cases of acute diarrhea, Most from unknown source of exposure. (1987 estimate) 9,100 deaths
annually. Notice this is not just food poisoning
1999 (Mead,et.al) estimates there are only about 76 million case annually, 325,000 Hospitalized and 5,000
deaths. CDC still uses these figures