Welcome to the future of our water supply.....
This article makes the statement: "That leaves local wastewater treatment plants to accept the tainted discharge, but the equipment to remove the chemicals, salts and radioactivity is extremely expensive." News flash: Those chemicals, salts and radioactivity would NOT BE REMOVED... they would be incorporated into the already TOXIC SEWAGE SLUDGE being spread on the farmland, running into the ground and surface waters of this state. People, all over the state, not just in the 'directly affected areas', need to realize that they will be drinking and eating FRACKING WASTE!!
maybe it would be different if you and DENR and DWQ had done a better job... because we ARE DRINKING FECES!! I know I am drinking feces.
The Falls Lake rules are a joke.!!...and will never clean up the Lake, because the creeks that feed the Lake are highly polluted along with the land that is in the watershed of these creeks and ultimately -- watershed into the Lake. Toxic sewage sludge is spread in the watershed and wash into the lake and the creeks [that feed the Lake].... 44,000,000 gallons of toxic sewage sludge PER YEAR are spread in the watershed!!! Has the rules addressed this problem??? In the '80's, sewage sludge was DUMPED in the oceans, and 'dead zones' appeared ---- now the same thing is happening in the Lakes and drinking/swimming waters... TOXIC SEWAGE SLUDGE HAS BEEN SPREAD FOR 30 YEARS IN THE WATERSHEDS OF FALLS AND JORDAN.... permanently making our farmlands toxic waste dumps....AND THE LAKES...
.And highly educated people actually believe "RULES" are going to change this!?!?! really? What is wrong with you people?
Ted Voorhees AND Frank Thomas blame geese and seagulls for beach closures in Wake County!?!!? ARE YOU KIDDING ME.... Common sense should tell these men that if that were the case --------------EVERY BODY OF WATER WITH GEESE AND GULLS--- IN THE WORLD, WOULD BE POLLUTED !! What is wrong with you?.... Ted and Frank-- you actually believe people are buying this?
"John Cox found domestic animals and wildlife to be the source". Ok... so the public is suppose to believe Fluffy and Sparky are actually to blame for polluting a lake with billions of gallons of water in it...???
"Burkholder points to "pet waste off of the streets" as a contributor to the pollution". .. Are the streets of our towns so full of animal fecal matter that the run-off is polluting a 12,500 acre lake!!??. Burkholder gives this lame excuse because she is employed by NCSU, a university that ironically supports poisoning farmland with toxic sewage sludge.
"John Huisman says, "high population of malfunctioning septic systems" is a likely source." As a life time owner of septic systems... THERE IS NO MISTAKING WHEN A SEPTIC SYSTEM IS MALFUNCTIONING and you have to have it fixed as soon as possible in order to continue to occupy the residence.
[The baby poop from babies swimming in the lake with no diapers, as a source of the pollution was not mentioned in this article.... it was my favorite.]
All these excuses are laughable and are insults to the intelligence of the population of the drinkers of the water from Falls Lake.
The irony in this whole story is that NC-DWQ is busy making models of the Lake, writing rules, blaming babies, birds, cats and dogs for polluting the lake.... AND THEN, at the same time, DWQ GIVES OUT ILLEGAL AND FRAUDULENTLY EXECUTED PERMITS TO SYNAGRO TO OVERSPREAD TOXIC SEWAGE SLUDGE OVER THE WATERSHED.
LISTEN UP PEOPLE----- Synagro gets paid per gallon or per ton to over spread poison in the watershed of our lakes. Our local universities and state government are allowing this to happen AND SUPPORTING IT----all over the state.
This run-off pollution from toxic sewage sludge constitutes over 50% of the pollution of Falls Lake, and SEWAGE SLUDGE IS NOT EVEN MENTIONED IN THIS ARTICLE!!! WHY?????????????
We need to smarten up ---STOP BELIEVING THESE RIDICULOUS EXCUSES FOR WHY THE LAKE IS POLLUTED....and DEMAND THAT ALTERNATIVES TO SPREADING POISON ON OUR LAND AND ULTIMATELY OUR WATER --BE INSTITUTED.... AND stop making excuses.... our drinking water sources and farmlands ARE industrial sewers and toxic dumps! I know my drinking water source is..... thanks to OWASA and Berry Andews Farms.
Myra M. Dotson, Chair
SEWAGE SLUDGE ACTION NETWORK
If anyone would like to know one of the main reasons Falls and Jordan Lake are a foul mess of "fecal coliforms, E. coli and enterococci—bacteria that can make people sick"--- it might have something to do with the 44,000,000 gallons of toxic sewage sludge spread in the watershed of Falls Lake PER YEAR!!!, and the 100,000,000 gallons of toxic sewage sludge spread in the watershed of Jordan Lake PER YEAR!!! for more information and to see maps --go to www.sewagesludgeactionnetwork.com
Why isnt TOXIC SEWAGE SLUDGE mentioned in this article? It is the number 1 source for pesticides, flame retardants, and triclosan. Toxic sewage sludge pollutes our MILK, DRINKING WATER [well water and tap water], MEAT and our FOOD!!!
The article states: " Farmers generally use about 13,000 gallons of sludge per acre, according to the city's Water and Sewer Operations Manager Eric Davis" ----Assuming Eric Davis is referring to Alamance County. Well, someone needs to get Eric Davis a new calculator, because the old 2007 figure of number of gallons [19,789,200 ] divided by the number of acres [969.2 ], comes out to 20,418 gallons of sludge per acre…. 7,418 gallons more than Mr. Davis’s low figure of 13,000… He could not even be referring to the overall average of gallons per acre from the 3 counties, which is 16,696 gallons per acre!!! Maybe his calculator needs new batteries?! Or maybe he forgot how to do the math.?
Chair of SEWAGE SLUDGE ACTION NETWORK
OWASA SLUDGE VICTIM AND [so far] SURVIVOR
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