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Re: “Scientists Have Found Trace Levels of Emerging Contaminants in the Triangle’s Water. Does the DEQ Have the Resources to Keep Up?

"The department plans to improve its accuracy by purchasing eight sophisticated rain collection tools, but each system costs roughly $6,500, and Chemours is only paying for half of them. The rest will fall on taxpayers." ----THIS IS UNACCEPTABLE... The EPA and DEQ and the State's Attorney General is letting Dupont/Chemours get away with POISONING THE POPULATION FOR DECADES.....

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Posted by mmdotson on 04/04/2018 at 2:30 PM

Re: “Scientists Have Found Trace Levels of Emerging Contaminants in the Triangle’s Water. Does the DEQ Have the Resources to Keep Up?

This article states: "Although the state House unanimously approved a bill in January to allocate more than $2.3 million to the DEQ for a new mass spectrometer and for several scientists to operate the new equipment"... In addition to not having equipment.... the neither the EPA or the DEQ have the necessary REFERENCE SAMPLES to identify these dangerous chemicals.... There are 85,000 known chemicals... and the EPA has very few of the 'reference samples' for these 85,000 chemicals.... WHY?? How can scientists do research on chemicals that they have no REFERENCE SAMPLES for? Is it the industries that are not supplying the samples? or what??

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Posted by mmdotson on 04/04/2018 at 2:25 PM

Re: “Scientists Have Found Trace Levels of Emerging Contaminants in the Triangle’s Water. Does the DEQ Have the Resources to Keep Up?

This article states: "It's important to note that while Ferguson and Stapleton discovered these chemicals, they did so at levels well below what the EPA considers dangerous."... The important phrase here is "below what the EPA considers dangerous".... there is little proof that the level that the EPA considers safe --- IS IN FACT---- SAFE!! Do you want to put the life and health of your children in the hands of the inept EPA?

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Posted by mmdotson on 04/04/2018 at 2:16 PM

Re: “Scientists Have Found Trace Levels of Emerging Contaminants in the Triangle’s Water. Does the DEQ Have the Resources to Keep Up?

This article states: "Lee Ferguson, an environmental analytical chemist at Duke University, said that his team might have some ideas. In some cases, the chemicals could be coming from sewage that is recycled and used for agriculture. The repurposed sewage can flow into tributaries of larger bodies of water. And since wastewater treatment plants aren't accustomed to looking for these little-known compounds, they're not especially good at removing them from drinking water.".... DUHHHH... YA THINK? I have been saying this for years... and FYI...the waste water treatment plants aren't looking for these 'little -known compounds', because they do not want to know that these compounds are there.... why? because the water treatment plant cannot remove these compounds... or they do not want to pay for the equipment to remove these 'little known compounds'...

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Posted by mmdotson on 04/04/2018 at 2:10 PM

Re: “Neighborly Affection Springs from the Soil of a Bountiful Garden in Raleigh

I certain hope he is SURE that the soil or compost or fertilizer that he is using in his garden is FREE of CONCENTRATED TOXIC SEWAGE SLUDGE... not all bags of these products are labelled with "sludge" or "biosolids".... bags of toxic waste can even be legally labelled as ORGANIC....
www.sewagesludgeactionnetwork.com SEE sewage sludge action network on Facbook..

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Posted by mmdotson on 09/28/2016 at 10:04 AM

Re: “After the SolarBee Failure, Will the State Finally Clean Up Jordan Lake?

WAKE UP PEOPLE..... Jordan Lake will never get cleaned up until the watershed of Jordan Lake ceases to be a dumping ground for concentrated toxic sewage sludge.... and even if this "practice" of dumping cities' wastes on land in the watershed is stopped... the poisons will continue to wash down into the Lake for decades to come... Jordan Lake watershed is poisoned with WELL over 100,000,000 gallons of toxic waste EVERY YEAR...!!! go to www.sewagesludgeactionnetwork.com for more information...

Posted by mmdotson on 05/11/2016 at 3:38 PM

Re: “The McCrory Administration Says You Needn’t Worry About That Coal Ash in Your Water

As usual, nothing is being said about the 300,000 gallons PER DAY... drainage, or leachate fluid coming from coal ash storage...!!! Where is this liquid going, you might ask? It is being hauled to the local Waste Water Treatment plant... where it will be treated along with the sewage!... So what? you might say... Well, where is it going then? It is being taken to farms and disposed of on farmland... where crops you eat, and the animals you eat---- EAT!!... In addition, these toxins are being washed down into your drinking water souces... NOT JUST WELLS... your tap water-- for all you 'city folk'.... So, these are a few of the toxic contaminants that are being added to your food, water, and air, in addition to all the other 95,000+ other toxins in concentrated toxic sewage sludge: arsenic, beryllium, boron, cadmium, chromium, hexavalent chromium, cobalt, lead, manganese, mercury, molybdenum, selenium, strontium, thallium, vanadium ,dioxins, Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, silicon dioxide (SiO2) (both amorphous and crystalline), aluminium oxide (Al2O3, calcium oxide ... for more information go to www.sewagesludgeactionnetwork.com and see us on facebook: Sewage Sludge Action Network

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Posted by mmdotson on 03/23/2016 at 1:52 PM

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