EPA REGULATIONS ON PATHOGENIC DISEASE CAUSING ORGANISMS
EPA removed a small list of pathogenic disease causing organisms from the final 1993 sludge rule. EPA
claims contaminated sludge - biosolids is not hazardous because a list of disease causing organisms was
never developed by the Office of Hazardous Waste. EPA uses the singular term "coliform" for 12
pathogenic disease causing organisms. Current documents suggest they do not cause disease. The
implication is that there is no harm to the environment or human health if these deadly disease causing
organisms are called pollutants (a CWA) term) and dumped on land. However, an EPA funded compost study
by the City of Los Angeles proves the potential to cause harm.
However, in its rush to dump disease organisms in reclaimed sewage effluent water and sewage sludge
biosolids as close to our children as possible, EPA "forgot" to mention certain bacteria and viruses as well
as the health damage they can do to our children and the elderly:
Bacteria (many of which are drug- resistant) EPA forgot to mention.
Viruses (for which there is no drug treatment) EPA forgot to mention.
Virus that now infects 25 million young children and women
Health damages from Pathogen list removed form the final part 503, EPA forgot to mention.
Occurrence of Pathogens in Distribution and Marketing Municipal Sludges study (1988)
LISTED PATHOGENS IN THE 1989 PREAMBLE TO THE PART 503 SLUDGE RULE
Part 261 Appendix V [Reserved for Infectious Waste Treatment Specifications [Pathogen treatment]
EPA Office of Hazardous Waste has never developed a treatment process for disease causing organisms
Part 261 Appendix VI [Reserved for Etiologic Agents] [ pathogenic disease causing microorganisms]
EPA Office of Hazardous Waste has never developed a list of disease organisms
Part 401.16 Conventional pollutants. (Fecal coliform - i.e. 12 pathogenic bacteria)
PART 503.4 Relationship to other regulations.
Part 503.9(t) Pollutant is ----------- or a pathogenic organism
Part 503.32 Pathogens.