BREAKING NEWS AND ARCHIVES

Follow the Dime -- Why Misgovernment Was No Accident in George W. Bush's Washington

Sign pinkslip for EPA Administrator Johnson -- He is out but did one good thing.

EPA on Trial - In These Times

Tomatoes Pulled Over Salmonella Fears

EPA on Trial June 9, 2008

Environmental Protection Agency scientists accused of fabricating data

Scientists Con Scientists

NAACP calls for investigation

State Human Health Risk Evaluation of sludge/ biosolids carcinogens Ignored in North Carolina. Does the NCDENR have that much
control over public health and politics?

AP: Sludge Makeup Hard to Know
Every day Larry Slattery goes to work, the Environmental Protection Agency asks him to do the impossible.

Baltimore Compost Study in poor neighborhood -- Fact Sheet Review (Press release)

Baltimore HUD Grant Study review -- sludge dumped on black neighborhood lawns

Finally, we can see the reason for the
health pandemics raging across the U.S.

Alan Rubin -- Retired EPA Sludge Coordinator -- quotes blogger as expert on sludge

AP:  Sludge Makeup Hard to Know -- Every day Larry Slattery goes to work, the Environmental Protection
Agency asks him to do the impossible.

AP: Sludge fertilizer program spurs concerns --  Scientists using federal grants spread fertilizer made from
human and industrial wastes on yards in poor, black neighborhoods to test whether it might protect
children from lead poisoning in the soil.

Press release -- Sixty-eight public interest groups applaud Senator Boxer’s investigation and hearings on
toxics in drinking water and sewage sludge poisoning our food.

Senator Boxer --The co-signers to this letter – environmental, farm, and food safety organizations - support
you in your efforts to confront the serious problems inextricably associated with sewers and sewage
treatment.

AP: USDA Ordered to compensate Georgia farmer for sludge contaminated cropland.
AP: Probe Finds Drugs in Drinking Water
AP: Water Probe Prompts Senate Hearings
Air: Too Dirty to Breathe in 345 Counties
EPA Reports On Clean Water Infrastructure Needs
Sewer Horror stories  A recent story in the Los Angeles Times reported that professors from the University
of California,
Los Angeles and Stanford found 1.5 million people got sick last year in the Los
Angeles area alone from damaged pipes that allowed  sewage-related bacteria to reach the
beach. So much for solution by dilution
U.S. EPA releases inspection reports for South Marin sewage collection systems
Change to sewage rules may be costly. Sen. Boxer wants concerns over safety of waste disposal addressed
Signs and Symptoms of Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome - kidney failure
E. coli O157:H7 persisted for 154 to 217 days in soils amended with contaminated composts and was
detected on lettuce and parsley for up to 77 and 177 days, respectively, after seedlings were planted. Very
little difference was observed in E. coli O157:H7 persistence based on compost type alone. E. coli O157:H7
persisted longer (by >60 days) in soil covered with parsley plants than in soil from lettuce plots, which were
bare after lettuce was harvested. In all cases, E. coli O157:H7 in soil,  regardless of source or crop type,
persisted for >5 months after application of contaminated compost or irrigation water.