Category: Biosolids & Sewage

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Sewage Sludge Contaminating Watershed Residents of Canada’s Nicola Valley have said that something stinks about biosolids dumped near homes, rivers, aquifers and crops in their region. They set up roadblocks to stop the practice. A powerful new report backs them up. John Werring, Senior Science Advisor with the environmental group, The Suzuki Foundation, recently came to the […]

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Wastewater Treatment Plants Spreading Prion Disease Neurodegenerative disease is the fastest-growing cause of death in the world. Meanwhile, death rates from most major diseases are dropping. Why the divergence? Unfortunately, a pathogen associated with neurodegenerative disease is spreading uncontrollably. Research suggests that food and water supplies around the world have been contaminated with an unstoppable […]

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Humans Transmitting Prion Disease To Sea Mammals Sick animals and sick people can tell us a lot about the health of our environment. A study in Denmark is raising red flags about prion contamination. There could be a common thread between between the neurodegenerative disease and infectious waste. The whales are serving as canaries in […]

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Sewage Sludge Spreading Brain Disease Chronic wasting disease (CWD) is ravaging wildlife in many regions across North America. It’s part of a larger epidemic of neurological disease that is killing millions of people, wildlife and livestock around the world. Once again, wildlife are serving as the proverbial canary in a coal mine. CWD is part of […]

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Sewage Spreading Prion Disease A new study confirms that people and animals dying of prion disease are contaminating the environment around them with a deadly and unstoppable protein found in their bodily fluids, including their urine and feces. Wastewater treatment plants can’t neutralize the deadly form of protein known as a prion. Claudio Soto, PhD, […]

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Wastewater Reclamation Recycles Neurological Disease Pastor Bob McCartney of First Baptist Church tries to love his neighbor as himself. He’s just not thrilled that Wichita Falls will soon have him drinking water that once swirled down his neighbor’s toilet. The Texas city of more than 104,000, suffering the worst drought on record, is about to […]

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Caregivers At Risk  Approximately 40 million people around the world already have Alzheimer’s disease and the numbers are rising rapidly. Since the disease barely existed a century ago, Alzheimer’s disease and several related diseases fit the definition of a global epidemic. My new book explains why Alzheimer’s disease is contagious in many, if not all, […]

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CWD A Symptom Of Bigger Problems Editor’s Note: As we have suggested before on this blog, prion disease is impossible to stop. As a cluster of prion disease appeared last week in the human population near Vancouver, Canadian official’s today have announced that eradicating prion disease (chronic wasting disease or CWD) from the deer population […]

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Three Die Of CJD In Cleveland County It started with double vision. That’s when Ellen Horton knew something was wrong with her husband, Raymond. The couple was en route back to Shelby from a car show in Pigeon Forge, Tenn., in September. She described his driving as erratic. “He was all over the road. He […]

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Sewage Sludge Expands Prion Pathways Soil may serve as an environmental reservoir for prion infectivity and contribute to the horizontal transmission of prion diseases (transmissible spongiform encephalopathies [TSEs]) of sheep, deer, and elk. TSE infectivity can persist in soil for years, and we previously demonstrated that the deadly form of the prion protein binds to soil […]

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Infectious Waste and Prion Disease I wish that I could support wastewater reclamation and the application of sewage sludge (biosolids) on open land. Unfortunately, I have reversed course on my position over the past decade and now I only see unacceptable risks. The reason for my reversal is an unstoppable, deadly protein particle called a prion. […]

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Prions Immune To Wastewater Treatment When Alice Cho Snyder and her husband Mark bought a 13-acre farm near Everett, Wash., last July, they thought they were going to be organic farmers, not the epicenter of a biosolids storm. Shortly after the Snyders closed on the property, Snohomish County officials notified the couple that biosolids were […]

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