LOCAL, STATE, AND FEDERAL
Conspiracy to cover up sludge problems discredit victims.
Sludge regulators claim their has never been a study showing harm from sludge/biosolids. The
Zander case proves the lie and a conspiracy by local, state and federal agencies.
Neurotoxicity from Municipal Sewage Sludge
By Raymond Singer, Ph.D.
The Zanders' have never had their day in court where they could address the sludge issues.
Powerful entities (Washington State Department of Ecology and King County Department of
Metropolitan Services, the EPA, AMSA and WEF) have conspired to prevent this from ever
According to documented evidence, on February 22, 1993, two State Department of Ecology
Representatives, Al Hanson, and Kyle Dorsey, four King County Metro representatives, Mark
Lucas, Carol Ready, Steve Gilbert, Dan Sturgill and their legal counsel, Salley Tenney, of the
Metro Legal Services, Mel Kemper of the City of Tacoma, Hal Thurston, an attorney
representing the cities that were involved in the Zanders' lawsuits and four individuals also
associated with the Zander law suit, met in a closed meeting to discuss the Zander Case.
According to Keith A. Bode, as recorded in the Zander Action Summary, the legal cost to stop
her will exceed $500,000 dollars. Bode warned those in attendance at the meeting that Zander
had to be stopped. He said that she had identified 18 medical experts (including physicians,
immunologists, toxicologists, and nutritionists), 9 veterinarians, 2 property valuation/devaluation
experts, 3 soil/hydraulic/geologic experts and 1 testing lab who would testify about the dangers
of sewage sludge use to humans and animals. Bode warned that there would be extra-regional
impact and "This action must not be settled".
He reminded those present:
The public persona of biosolids is precarious, at best, and each member of WEF and AMSA
can be assured that Zander appears dedicated to capitalizing on every
available opportunity to publicize her scare story...and remember, with respect to land
application, the farming community comprises less than 2% of the population, so she need
only reach a narrow population to cripple land application. It is essential that her soapbox be
removed and her credibility challenged before our regional problem has any more effect (than
she has now) nationally or internationally on land application of biosolids.
Linda's active fight against the land application of sewage sludge and sewage sludge sold as a
fertilizer for lawns and gardens made her a target of both the EPA and WEF. She became
number 2 on the EPA's hit list of sludge "horror stories" which they paid the Water Environment
Federation to debunk. They had to coverup any damage to human health and the
environment. After all their propaganda said sludge was perfectly safe and there had never
been any documented cases