if your family has experienced life threatening liver, lung, heart, or brain illnesses, cancer, death or even birth defects,
you may have been touched by the plagues that have been released upon our lands by the same three federal
agencies, USDA, HHS, and EPA,

A NEW GOD IS CREATED -- Regulation Authorize Lying to Public and Courts
No matter how terrible the situation gets, how many deaths are involved, the Regional Administrator may simply
declare that the polluter is in compliance with part 503. That authority is vested in the new revised definition for a
Publicly Owned Treatment Works (POTWs)  treating industrial and domestic sewage.

On April 3, 2002, The EPA Office of Inspector General (OIG) officially released its report on EPA's sewage sludge
rule, according to the National Whistleblowers Center. Four of the main points against using sludge are:  
"a.. Sewage sludge contains "toxic pollutants and disease-causing organisms" and the "failure to properly manage
sludge may have adverse effects on human health and the environment."" "e.. EPA has taken a position that
"investigating health impacts from biosolids [i.e. sludge] is not an EPA responsibility.""
"f.. EPA never conducted a risk assessment on the harmful pathogens contained in sludge. " "g. There are
"uncertainties" in the science underlying the risk assessment, previously conducted on the sludge rule, "related to
human health, human exposure pathways, plant toxicity and uptake, effects on wildlife and ground water impacts.""

In the 1989 preamble to part 503, EPA made it very plain that it created a list of primary pathogens based on a
literature review. The pathogenic organisms in Table IX-F.1 were included because they: "(1) are associated with a
high incidence of disease. (2) Are found in high concentrations in sewage sludge. (3) Exhibit resistance to
environmental stresses [they don't die off easily]. (4) Can be detected with available methods, and (5) exhibit low
infectious does."  (58 FR 5829)

Dr. David W.K. Acheson, MD, FRCP, Associate Professor in the Department of Epidemiology and Preventive
Medicine, University of Maryland School of
Medicine, says, "More than 200 known diseases are capable of being transmitted through food. [1] Thus, no simple
algorithm can be used to diagnose foodborne illness, "

A recent media article mentioned that Russia had about 300 verities of bacteria in its biowarfare program. Yet, EPA
only mentions nine strains in sludge

* Depending on the type of sewage sludge, heat dried Class A, semi-dry Class A or B, or wet Class B, there could be
up to 2 million fecal coliform bacteria per gram of weight which is used as an indicator of the known and unknown
bacteria, viruses , parasites (worms), and fungi in sewage sludge which  can cause every type of disease known to
mankind. The worms can get in the stomach, heart and brain. All of the sludge Classes could have unknown
quantities of the 275 toxic priority pollutants which EPA warns could cause death, disease, cancer, as well as physical
and mental problems and genetic defects in children when exposure is either direct or indirect through the food-chain

However, EPA warned: "there is the potential for an increase in the  application of sewage sludge to agricultural land.
Such an increase could  increase exposure to lead from sewage sludge. "In fact, our impact analysis  projects there
will be a 10-percent decrease in agricultural land."(FR 54, p.  5777

the Alice Minter Trust farm (both Salmonella and E. coli at over 800,000 bacteria per 100 grams of soil) and Ed
Roller's dairy farm in Missouri which were destroyed by nonpoint source toxic pollutants running off a farm sludge
disposal site,

In part, Cooper went to jail because of improper disposal of Class B sludge on organic farming

On Novermber 16 of last year, Jerry Breeden took his son, Jeremy, deer hunting near the north bank of the Missouri
River. The land they roamed was owned by Jerry's friend Jim Bynum. A couple of hours into the expedition, Jeremy
bagged a good-size buck. They took it home and processed it into cuts of meat, storing most in the Breedens' freezer.
Eager for a taste, Jerry Breeden had his wife, Lillian, fry up a couple of steaks. He ate them by himself because she
didn't care for the gamy taste of venison.

Two weeks later, the Breedens went out for dinner. Jerry ordered a bowl of Louisiana gumbo. That night his face
swelled up like a melon and a red rash spread all over his body. He developed a 104-degree fever that persisted for
nine days. He went to the emergency room, and doctors ran scores of tests, but they couldn't determine what was
causing the illness.

He recovered. But then in March of this year the mystery disease struck again, and he went to the hospital for another
nine-day stretch. He fell ill again in May, and he checked back into the hospital. He's had two more flare-ups since
then, but they've been less severe, lasting only a couple days. And throughout the year, Jerry's been plagued with
congestion. "I can't sleep half the time," says Lillian, "because he's gurgling all the time."

His cousin Robert Minter is another, Bynum says. Minter has farmed Bynum's land for years and recently developed
an abnormal growth on his heart that causes it to beat too fast. Minter is a little overweight, but he's never smoked, he
doesn't drink, and he doesn't do drugs. His family has never had heart problems, with the exception of his brother,
who developed similar problems after farming in the same area.

The human health damages story should start with EPA's debunking program: "(2) Linda Zander case -  worker health  (7) Biosolids --
claim need for 2 to 5 mile barrier in NYC 11) Biosolids used on ball fields causing Lou Gehrig's Disease -what it took to debunk this

"identifying the exact point along the way, from field to grocery store, where a strawberry or head of lettuce, for
example, might have become contaminated can be difficult, if not impossible." "one impediment to this kind of
research, however, is that plant pathology laboratories currently lack the appropriate facilities for working with human
pathogens, which are considered biosafety hazards."      Also see biosafety.

Powerful diagnostic technology, plus the realization that organisms of otherwise unimpressive virulence can produce
slowly progressive chronic disease with a wide spectrum of clinical manifestations and disease outcomes, has resulted
in the discovery of new infectious agents and new concepts of infectious diseases   

in many areas of the country and even in Texas, discharges from POTWs at certain times of the year may constitute
most of the stream flow and the stream maybe used downstream as a drinking water source. So in actuality, we are
currently recycling our wastewater. Recently, the newest concern of recycling wastewater is the presence of chemicals
such antibiotics, endocrine disrupters compounds, and personal health care products.

The Corps of Engineers seems to be the only federal Agency that will admit that sludge dumping creates nonpoint
sources of pathogen pollution which can create havoc on human health and the environment.  The Corps lists a new
pathogen which is a killer,
Naegleria fowleri  

Farmhand sues Erwin Utilities for $4.5 million 01/14/03   A former Unicoi County farmhand and his father are suing
Erwin Utilities and three other defendants for $4.5 million in damages because of health problems allegedly caused by
the spreading of Class B sewage sludge on fields as fertilizer.

Kansas City Star Opinion writer, Jonah Goldberg, reports that in the last decade the waiting list for organ transplants
has dramatically increased from about 20,000 to 79,523 people in February of 2002. During the same time period,
foodborne contamination cases have increased from about 6.5 million cases in 1990 to about 34 million cases in 1994
(EPA), to 81million cases in 1997 (GAO). Once some deaths started being attributed to sludge, and the sludge
activists alerted Congress, there has been a small decrease to about 76 million cases annually (CDC)

When doctors use antibiotics to kill E.coli, an even more deadly toxin is created.  The treatment is a success, but the
patient may die from E. coli produced toxins.

According to Dr. David Swerdlow, a CDC epidemiologist, there were 15 reported deaths from E. coli between 1982
and 1992. By 1997, that figure had climbed to an estimated 200 to 250 deaths; 20,000 cases of E. coli-induced
disease are reported every year

"A recent congressional study by the General Accounting  Office
(GAO) found that food poisonings in schools were growing at about 10 percent
a year." Not only that, but "--- an estimated 85 percent of food poisoning
comes from fruits, vegetables, seafood and cheese, according to the GAO."

The Zander's also experienced health problems traced to their contaminated well water. While Linda experienced
mycoplasma pneumonia, chemical induced brain damage and immune system damage, Raymond suffers from
hypothyroid and nickel toxicity

Sandra Blakes Lee recently reported on a 1999 California study which found the number of children with "full
Spectrum", or profound autism had increased by 273 percent since 1987.

The Washington Post recently reported that the number of children treated with psychiatric drugs has tripled in the 15
years between 1987 and 1996.

Bravley said, "The health problems physician Sarah Hampl is seeing in her practice sounds like the woes of advancing
middle age: high blood pressure, diabetes, elevated cholesterol." Hampl said. "We see complications in about 40
percent of obese children. In the past five years, it's increased dramatically.""

Jonah Goldberg, reports that in the last decade the waiting list for organ transplants has dramatically increased from
about 20,000 to 79,523 people in February of 2002. Doctors seem to be unaware that EPA approved the release of
toxic chemical and biological disease organisms on food crops

According to reporter Mary Sanchez the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services says between 800 and 1,000
farm workers die in the United States each year as a direct consequence of pesticide exposure. Another 313,000 farm
workers in the United States may suffer pesticide-related illnesses annually.

Consumption of contaminated ground water is responsible for approximately 45% of all waterborne disease in the
United States. Once again, the majority of the outbreaks are caused by microorganisms. Note that in both tables, a
significant number of outbreaks are listed as gastroenteritis of unknown etiology. At this time, evidence indicates that
the majority of these outbreaks were caused by viruses or parasites for which detection methods have only recently
become available.

Nitrates and nitrites in our diets have been a concern for around a hundred years. An 1895 account of cattle deaths
from nitrate contaminated corn stocks was one of the earliest recorded accounts of a nitrate poisoning in food or feed.

Vegetables with high levels of nitrates include lettuce with averages of 850 parts per million (ppm), celery at 2340
ppm, spinach at 1860 ppm, beets at 2760 ppm, and broccoli at 780 ppm