Kern County voters ban sludge use June 6, 2006.
INITIATIVE ORDINANCE E - MAJ LAND APPLICATION OF BIOSOLIDS - Vote For 1
Completed Precincts: 492 of 492
VOTE COUNT PERCENTAGE YES 69800 82.69% NO 14613 17.31%
Simple Facts about the 503 Sludge/biosolids Rules
There has never been a published scientific document that could assure the public exposure to the pollutants in sludge/biosolids through
the air, water or food is safe!
EPA EMPLOYEES WANT TO TURN SLUDGE PROBLEMS OVER TO WEF. EPA Inspector
General, Robert Bastian, Bob Brobst, Mark Meckes, James E. Smith Jr., Joseph Farrell (a
consultant). John Walker and Alan Rubin all agree sludge is a very dangerous product with no
science, no data, and no enforcement
Office of Inspector General -- Status Report -- Land Application of Biosolids
It was not a good report for EPA!
EPA MAGIC RCRA/CWA recognizes 220 Hazardous Inorganic and Organic
EPA's fact sheet for compost states, "Potential environmental impacts may result from both
composting operations and use of the compost product"
Distribution and Marketing sludge/biosolids products 1988 STUDIES SHOW POTENTIAL
PROBLEMS. The plague causing bacteria Yersinia pestis was consistently found in static pile
compost. CDC authorities state, "Outbreaks in people still occur in rural communities or in
Local Control Lawsuit LA County v Kern County
Congress Authorized Local Sewage Sludge Ordinances -- AS DOES PART 503
Alan Rubin - EPA's Super Salesman Retired
"It's time we looked at direct exposure," Ruben said. "We have in the past concentrated on contaminates in the food chain." Food
poisoning incidents leaped from about 1-2 million in 1986 to 81 million in 1997
2003-EPA said, If improperly treated sewage sludge was illegally applied to land or placed on a
surface disposal site, humans and animals could be exposed to pathogens directly by coming
into contact with the sewage sludge, or indirectly by consuming drinking water or food
contaminated by sewage sludge pathogens. Insects, birds, rodents, and even farm workers
could contribute to these exposure routes by transporting sewage sludge and sewage sludge
pathogens away from the site. Potential routes of exposure include:
WITH EPA's PARTIAL LIST OF PATHOGENS IN SLUDGE/BIOSOLIDS
WHAT IS NECROTIZING FASCIITIS AND WHY IS IT ON A RAMPAGE THROUGH TUCSON
Several disease organisms fall under the category of flesh eating bacteria.
Draft copy of some data to up date Chapter 7: Deadly Microbes, Deadly Deceit
Antibiotic resistant super disease organisms are creating epidemics worldwide.
The literature shows the disease organisms are being transformed in wastewater treatment plants. The literature also shows the primary
route of exposure is through sludge being spread as a fertilizer on lawns, crops, parks and school grounds.
PATHOGENS AND INFECTIOUS TOXIN PROTEINS IN SLUDGE/BIOSOLIDS
Studies show EPA and its partners are destroying public health.
1,407 human pathogen species may be in sludge
INFECTIOUS PRION PROTEINS UPDATE FROM HELANE SHIELDS
In 1926, Milwaukee developed a heat dried sludge it sold as fertilizer. When health problem
were associated with the fertilizer, EPA developed a policy to take the pressure off Milwaukee
and use all sludge as a fertilizer. EPA's John Walker, one of the first people to discover the
treatment processes didn't work, was a key player in the public relations campaign to push toxic
sludge as a fertilizer in spite of the fact EPA has proven that exposure to the pollutants could
JAMES BYNUM -- SANITARY LANDFILL -- OPEN DUMP -- SUPERFUND SITE -- September 1992
CONFERENCE PAPER ON PROPOSED SLUDGE REGULATION. Reviewed by University of New
Mexico School of Law. Published by New Mexico Environmental Department February 1993.
DR. DAVID LEWIS -- PEER REVIEWED PUBLISHED PAPERS: SLUDGE MAGIC AT EPA; A High-Level
Disinfection Standard for Land-Applied Sewage Sludges (Biosolids); AND, Interactions of
pathogens and irritant chemicals in land-applied sewage sludges (biosolids).
Robert R. Kuehn -- Suppression of Environmental Science -- ABSTRACT: Case of Dr. David Lewis
discussed on p. 338-39; 359, American Journal of Law & Medicine, 30 (2004): 333-69,© 2004
American Society of Law, Medicine & Ethics, Boston University School of Lawhttp://members.aol.
com/lewisdavel/KuehnAbstract.htm Full Text http://www.uow.edu.
Dr. Caroline Snyder's current study identifies the wizard of Oz at EPA behind the bio-terrorism
policy against farmers - The Dirty Work of Promoting "Recycling" of America's Sewage Sludge "
International Journal Occupational and Environmental Health, SPECIAL ISSUE, Volume II,
Number 4, October - December 2005 Dr. Snyder covers the history, the people, and the
dangerous nature of sludge/biosolids in a manner that even politicians can understand.
Dr. Snyder's website www.sludgefacts.org
DID EPA SLUDGE EXPERTS SET OUT TO KILL US WITH THE FINAL 1993 SLUDGE DUMPING
REGULATION which states exposure to the pollutants could kill us - 503.9(t)? In 1989, EPA
identified 21 chemicals in sludge that cause cancer, five induce cancer when inhaled. In its
Guide to the Part 503 Risk Assessment, EPA stated it did not evaluate any of these chemicals as
a cancer inducing agent for the exposure pathways evaluated. EPA also states that the Table III
list of pollutants recommended for further study in the preamble to the proposed propose
regulation were not the only pollutants for which EPA subsequently made a positive
determination that it lacked adequate data to establish a safe level.
Murderous Intent Behind EPA's sludge disposal chemical and bio-terrorism program
EPA HAS DOCUMENTED THE LONGTERM MURDEROUS INTENT IN THE DISPOSAL OF SEWAGE
SLUDGE AS IT CONCERNS CADMIUM AND OTHER TOXIC METAL
Virginia is a good example of the governments taxpayer funded chemical and bio-terrorism program in action. The December 2005
PIN Newsletter gives examples of
chemical and bio-terrorism victims and the governments lack of concern.
Studies by the wastewater treatment industry show a career in wastewater and sludge/biosolids treatment is a
very dangerous occupation. Studies also show Class A sludge treatment is the most deadly
exposure route to the public. Since EPA lacks data on most chemicals and some pathogens,
there are no studies which show sludge/biosolids are safe for use as a fertilizer or soil
Report: Our blood is contaminated with scores of toxic chemicals suspected of causing
everything from cancer to learning disabilities
Sludge/biosolids TIMELINE TO DISASTER 1927 TO 1997 - Revisited 2005
National Sludge Alliance Fact Sheets Basic Sludge/biosolids Research
VIRGINIA -- Legislative mandate for Health Department to destroy rural health and quality of life.
State Sponsored terrorism?
Kern County, Ca. Citizens petition to vote on overturning California's bio-terrorism policy against farmers by banning sludge/biosolids use
as a fertilizer.
Attorney Hallman speaks of EPA and its partners and the law in Sludgewatch-1 Digest, vol 12, Issue 18:
The end result is that those who purvey the snake oil of biosolids, including those who make it and apply it, and definitely including the
government, will be no where to be found when more and more human, animal and environmental damages occur. The only echo in the
wind will be a very weak "Sorry." Therefore, Mr. Beecher and all those like him can continue to fool themselves until the day of
reckoning occurs, which will probably apply, unfortunately, to some future persons who had nothing to with this atrocity.
Federal Laws and regulations state exposure to the chemicals and pathogens in
sludge/biosolids may, will, could, cause death, disease, etc, through air, water or food. So, why
would local, state and federal regulators as well as sludge scientists lie to us?
Questions to ask regulators and sludge experts to prove the point.
TOXIC SLUDGE IS [still not] GOOD FOR YOU [according to federal law].
LIES AND DAMN PR LIES REPEATED BY SCIENTISTS AND
Metal-polluted soils destroy bacterial diversity
Has metal-polluted food caused a pandemic of acid reflux disease?
LEGIONELLOSIS in POTTING SOIL
Medical Officer of Health Dr Alistair Humphrey does not consider the
two outbreaks strange. He says the first outbreak was unusual, but
cases linked to potting mix are nothing new and people often die from
Avian Flu (bird flu) virus survival in sludge/biosolids?
A Medical Doctors View of Sludge/biosolids and emerging diseases
"This leaves the patient base standing naked."
IINTRODUCTION TO RUFUS CHANEY -- a perfect example of a federal employee whose power to influence
federal rules and defy Congressional Policy crosses Agency boundaries
USDA's DR. RUFUS CHANEY, THE LAST FEDERAL SLUDGE SALESMAN
TRANSCRIPT OF SLUDGE SAFETY DEBATE. Is he a pathological liar with neurological damage or does he
have criminal intentions?
FECAL COLIFORM COMPARISON -THE LIES REVEALED-
UNSAFE LEVELS IN NEW ORLEANS WATER
UNSAFE LEVEL ON HOME LAWS AND CROP LAND
SCIENTIFIC PERCEPTION OF SLUDGE vs PUBLIC KNOWLEDGE
Doctors don't think the government would put the public health at risk