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. http://www.penweb.org/issues/sludge/133.htm
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."" http://www.penweb.org/issues/sludge/127.htm
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.  Thus, no simple algorithm can be used to diagnose foodborne illness, "
* 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 http://journals.aol.com/nsa1025/NationalSludgeAlianceFactSheets/entries/1030
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 http://journals.aol.com/nsa1025/NationalSludgeAlianceFactSheets/entries/263
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,
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. http://www.pitch.com/issues/2000-11-16/news/feature.htm
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 claim
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 More www.deadlydeceit.com/Chron-inflam.html
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. More www.deadlydeceit.com/anti-bio.html
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 More www.deadlydeceit.com/HumanHealthEffects.html
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. More www.deadlydeceit.com/Farmhand-LS.html
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) http://www.penweb.org/issues/sludge/132.htm
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
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. http://journals.aol.com/nsa1025/NationalSludgeAlianceFactSheets/entries/1033
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.