Infectious Waste Spreading Alzheimer’s Disease

Prion Disease Surging Globally

Neurodegenerative disease, including Alzheimer’s disease and Parkinson’s disease, is the fastest-growing cause of death in the world. Misinformation and mismanagement are contributing to the surge. Alzheimer’s disease alone is killing 50-100 million people now. Experts suggest that the prevalence will quadruple by 2050. It probably won’t take that long.

Death rates from heart disease and cancer are dropping globally due to advances in nutrition, medicine and disease management. Meanwhile, neurodegenerative disease is exploding. In the U.S., deaths from Alzheimer’s disease increased 71 percent from 2000 to 2013, while those attributed to heart disease decreased 14 percent. Similar trends are emerging around the world.

Alzheimer's disease epidemic

  • Women are contracting neurodegenerative disease at twice the rate of men;
  • Spouses of those with neurodegenerative disease are 600% more likely to contract the disease; 
  • People in Finland, Iceland, Sweden and the United States have the highest prevalence of Alzheimer’s disease. Rates in North Dakota, South Dakota and Washington rival the highest rates in the world; and
  • Caregivers are in harm’s way because of disease mismanagement; 

The epidemic is larger than anyone knows. Physicians are withholding millions of diagnoses from patients and their families. According to the Alzheimer’s Association, physicians in the U.S. only inform 45 percent of patients about their Alzheimer’s diagnosis. The same suppression is likely at work in most countries. Meanwhile, millions more go undiagnosed and misdiagnosed.

At a cost of $236 billion a year, Alzheimer’s disease is already the most expensive disease in the United States. The disease saw a 15.7 percent bump over 2014 numbers–the largest increase of all major causes of death. It accounted for at least 108,227 deaths in the U.S. alone in 2015. A similar pattern is emerging around the globe–some regions much more than others. In the U.S. alone, nearly one in every five Medicare dollars is spent on people with Alzheimer’s or another dementia. And these costs will only continue to increase as baby boomers age, soaring to more than $1 trillion in 2050.

In order to understand the threat, one must understand the dynamics of this neurological disease. Alzheimer’s disease, for example, is a member of an aggressive family of neurodegenerative diseases known as Transmissible Spongiform Encephalopathy (TSE). The operative word is “transmissible.”

TSEs also include Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease, Parkinson’s, Huntington’s, mad cow disease and chronic wasting disease in the deer family. Few, if any, mammals are immune. There is no cure.

prion disease epidemic

Dr. Stanley Prusiner, an American neuroscientist from the University of California at San Francisco, earned a Nobel Prize in 1997 for discovering and characterizing deadly prions and prion disease. President Obama awarded Prusiner the National Medal of Science in 2010 to recognize the importance of his research. According to Prusiner, TSEs all are on the same disease spectrum, which is more accurately described as prion (PREE-on) disease. He claims that all TSEs are caused by prions.

Prions are unstoppable and the pathogen spreads through the bodily fluids and cell tissue of its victims. Prions shed from humans are the most deadly mutation. They demand more respect than radiation. Infected surgical instruments, for example, are impossible to sterilize and hospitals throw them away. Prions are in the blood, saliva, urine, feces, mucus, and bodily tissue of its victims. Many factors are contributing to the epidemic. Prions are now the X factor. Industry and government are not accounting for them or regulating them. They are ignoring the threat completely, which violates the Bioterrorism Preparedness and Response Act of 2002 in the United States. Other nations also are ignoring laws developed to protect food, air and water.

“There is now real evidence of the potential transmissibility of Alzheimer’s,” says Thomas Wiesniewski M.D. a prion and Alzheimer’s researcher at New York University School of Medicine. “In fact, this ability to transmit an abnormal conformation is probably a universal property of amyloid-forming proteins.”

A new study published in the journal Nature renews concern about the transmissibility of Alzheimer’s disease between people. A second study by the same scientist in early 2016 adds to the stack of evidence.

Experts claim that at least 25 percent of Alzheimer’s diagnoses are not Alzheimer’s disease. These misdiagnoses are actually CJD, which is further up the prion spectrum. CJD, without dispute, is extremely infectious to caregivers and loved ones. Millions of cases of deadly CJD are being misdiagnosed as Alzheimer’s disease. Millions of patients and caregivers are being misinformed, misguided and exposed to an aggressive disease. Misdiagnosis and misinformation regarding prion disease is a matter of life and death. The mismanagement doesn’t end here.

When the U.S. government enacted the Bioterrorism Preparedness and Response Act of 2002, it classified prions as select agents that pose an extreme risk to food, water and much more. Only two labs in the U.S. were allowed to handle them for research purposes. Unfortunately, the CDC quietly took prions off the list because the regulation criminalized entire industries and several reckless practices.

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Wastewater treatment plants, for example, are spreading this infectious waste far and wide because they are incapable of stopping prions. All by-products and discharges from wastewater treatment plants are infectious waste, which are contributing to the global epidemic of neurodegenerative disease among humans, wildlife and livestock. Sewage treatment plants can’t detect or stop prions. Just ask the U.S. EPA and the industry trade organization—the Wastewater Effluent Federation. Sewage sludge (biosolids) and wastewater reclamation are causing widespread contamination.

Once unleashed on the environment, prions remain infectious. They migrate, mutate and multiply as they infect crops, water supplies, wildlife, livestock and more.

Deer, elk, moose and reindeer are now contracting prion disease from humans. To help cloak the epidemic, it’s called chronic wasting disease (CWD). Deer with CWD are proverbial canaries in a coal mine. They are being killed by government sharpshooters to help cover up the problem. It’s insane.

chronic wasting disease caused by prions

When cattle are exposed to prions, it’s being called mad cow disease or bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE, which is just a clever way of saying transmissible spongiform encephalopathy). Species barriers are a myth and part of the cover-up.

Unfortunately, prions linger in the environment, homes, hospitals, nursing homes, dental offices and beyond infinitely. Prions defy all attempts at sterilization and inactivation. If they can’t stop prions in the friendly and sterile confines of an operating room, they can’t stop them in the wastewater treatment plant.

The risk assessments prepared by the U.S. EPA for wastewater treatment and sewage sludge are flawed and current practices of recycling this infectious waste is fueling a public health disaster. Many risks are not addressed, including prions and radioactive waste. They don’t mention prions or radiation because there is no answer. Most nations are making the same mistake. We’re dumping killer proteins on crops, parks, golf courses, gardens, ski areas, school grounds and beyond. Wind, rain and irrigation spread these contaminants and many more throughout our communities and watersheds.

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Failure to account for known risks is negligent. Crops for humans and livestock grown grown in sewage sludge absorb prions and become infectious. We’re all vulnerable to Alzheimer’s and other forms of prion disease right now due to widespread denial and mismanagement. It’s time to stop the land application of sewage sludge (LASS) in all nations. Safer alternatives exist.

Researchers have more questions than answers about brain disease, but we know that neurotoxins, head trauma and genetics can all trigger neurodegenerative disease. Unfortunately, that’s where our knowledge gets fuzzy. Most diagnoses are a process of elimination. After eliminating all other possibilities, the guesswork begins:

  • If the patient has a memory disorder, it’s Alzheimer’s disease.
  • If they have a movement disorder, it’s Parkinson’s disease.
  • If the patient shows both symptoms, flip a coin.
  • If they ever had a concussion, it’s possibly CTE.
  • If the person is incapacitated, it’s Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD).

Prion disease is a spectrum disease that varies in severity. It also varies depending on which region of the brain is impacted first. It affects most, if not all, mammals. Prion disease causes memory loss, impaired coordination, and abnormal movements. It’s not known which patients with brain disease become infectious or when, but both CJD and Alzheimer’s patients are being mismanaged. Informed neurologists won’t touch patients with these symptoms because of the risk of transmission. They are making diagnoses from across the room.

“CJD behaves like Alzheimer’s disease on steroids,” said Dr. Jennifer Majersik, an associate professor of neurology at the University of Utah.

Experts claim that at least 25 percent of Alzheimer’s diagnoses are not Alzheimer’s disease. These misdiagnoses are actually CJD, which is further up the prion spectrum. CJD, without dispute, is extremely infectious to caregivers and loved ones. Millions of cases of deadly CJD are being misdiagnosed as Alzheimer’s disease. Millions of patients and caregivers are being misinformed, misguided and exposed to an aggressive disease. Misdiagnosis and misinformation regarding prion disease is a matter of life and death. The mismanagement doesn’t end here.

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Wastewater Reclamation Based On Flawed Risk Assessments

Alzheimer’s Disease Fueled By Infectious Waste

Neurodegenerative diseases are the fastest-growing causes of death around the world. The mismanagement of infectious waste is contributing to the epidemic.

Dr. Stanley Prusiner earned a Nobel Prize in 1997 for his pioneering research on deadly prions—an infectious form of protein that connects a deadly spectrum disease called transmissible spongiform encephalopathy (TSE). The operative word is “transmissible.”

President Obama awarded Prusiner the National Medal of Science in 2010 to recognize the importance of his work. Unfortunately, this groundbreaking research is being ignored. This negligence is fueling a public health disaster around the world, as critical prion pathways are being ignored and mismanaged.

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In June 2012, Prusiner confirmed that Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s, Huntington’s and even ALS are prion diseases similar, if not identical, to Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease. The primary difference being which part of the brain the disease attacks first. The other variable is that there are now an unknown number of prion mutations.

“There is now real evidence of the potential transmissibility of Alzheimer’s,” says Thomas Wiesniewski M.D. a prion and Alzheimer’s researcher at New York University School of Medicine. “In fact, this ability to transmit an abnormal conformation is probably a universal property of amyloid-forming proteins (prions).”

Mutations of these deadly prions also are the common denominator between human forms of the disease, mad cow disease in livestock and chronic wasting disease in wildlife. Several other species of mammals, including sea mammals, also are victims of the unstoppable epidemic. Much of the carnage is being swept under the rug as the problem escalates.

Although there are many causes contributing to prion disease, many people and animals are contracting it from environmental exposure (food, water and soil) and then contaminating the environment even more with their own bodily fluids. Victims of prion disease are walking time bombs. Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD) is the most deadly form of prion disease in humans. Without dispute, it is a very contagious disease that kills rapidly. There is no cure for CJD.

Alzheimer’s and CJD are often indistinguishable to neurologists and general practitioners. Misdiagnoses are common. It appears that CJD is caused by a more aggressive mutation of prion than Alzheimer’s, but a deadly prion is a deadly prion. There is no reason to believe that some prions behave differently than others in disease transmission and progression. There should be no difference in disease management.

Unfortunately, as more people contract these brain diseases, the more deadly wastewater streams become. Meanwhile, wastewater reuse is surging around the world in response to growing populations and dwindling water resources. Other by-products from the wastewater stream known as biosolids (sewage sludge) also are being used to fertilize crops, pastures for livestock, golf courses, playgrounds and gardens. Millions of people, including your family, are in harm’s way because wastewater treatment plants can’t stop prions. Regulators and industry are playing dumb as the body count keeps rising. It’s a deadly circle enabled by an outdated risk assessment. Modern science is being ignored.

Prion researcher Dr. Joel Pedersen, from the University of Wisconsin, found that prions become 680 times more infectious in certain soils. Pedersen also found that sewage treatment does not inactivate prions. Therefore, prions are lethal, mutating, migrating and multiplying everywhere sewage is dumped.

prion research Joel Pedersen

“Our results suggest that if prions enter municipal wastewater treatment systems, most of the agent would bond to sewage

sludge, survive anaerobic digestion, and be present in treated biosolids,” Pedersen said. “Land application of biosolids containing prions represents a route for their unintentional introduction into the environment. Our results emphasize the importance of keeping prions out of municipal wastewater treatment systems. Prions could end up in sewage treatment plants via slaughterhouses, hospitals, dental offices and mortuaries just to name a few of the pathways. The disposal of sludge represents the greatest risk of spreading prion contamination in the environment. Plus, we know that sewage sludge pathogens, pharmaceutical residue and chemical pollutants are taken up by plants and vegetables.”

land application sewage sludge

The largest prion pathway in the world is wastewater (infectious waste) from homes, hospitals, nursing homes, slaughterhouses, dental offices and other high-risk sources. The problem is that prions are in all bodily fluids and cell tissue of millions of victims who often go undiagnosed.

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Their mucus, saliva, feces, and urine are flushed down millions of toilets and rinsed down sinks every day. Once inside the wastewater system, prions proceed to migrate, mutate and multiply. Reckless risk assessments enable wastewater treatment plants to spread these deadly agents far and wide. Deadly prions are building up and incubating in sewage treatment plants and then dumped openly on land. They are swept into the air by the wind. Now, water contaminated by prions is migrating into our rivers, lakes and oceans. It’s being injected into groundwater and it’s being recycled as tap water.

biosolids land application and disease

I used to support wastewater reclamation and reuse projects until I realized that the risk assessments were prepared decades ago—before Dr. Prusiner characterized prions and prion disease. These microscopic protein particles have converted sewage and its by-products a public health disaster.

Claudio Soto, PhD, professor of neurology and director of the George and Cynthia W. Mitchell Center for Alzheimer’s Disease and Other Brain Related Illnesses at the University of Texas Medical School in Houston, and his colleagues are the latest to find prions in urine. The study appeared in the August 7, 2014 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine. Recent studies are confirming the presence of prions in blood. The U.S. EPA and other regulatory bodies around the world are ignoring these risks.

“This is the first time that prions have been detected in human urine,” Dr. Soto told Neurology Today.

Soto failed to reference urine and blood studies performed earlier by Ruth Gabizon in 2001 and Reichl in 2002, which also detected deadly prions in bodily fluids.

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Wastewater Reclamation Hazards

As many hospitals have learned the hard way, deadly prions are unstoppable in the sterile confines of an operating room that has been exposed to someone with prion disease. Prions are totally unaccounted for in the high-volume streams at wastewater treatment plants. Prions migrate, mutate and multiply as they move through the environment and up the food chain. Prions from humans are the most aggressive and deadly. Wastewater treatment plants have been prion incubators and distributors for decades. The victims no longer fit under the rug of deceit.

Sewage treatment plants and their discharges are permanently infected. Once a prion reaches the soil, the soil is permanently contaminated and the entire watershed below that point is at risk forever. If your food and water is generated in that watershed, you and your family are exposed. We can’t afford to further contaminate entire watersheds – increasing the pathway to humans, livestock, and wildlife downstream.

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Infectious Waste Spreading Brain Disease To Wildlife

Chronic Wasting Disease Caused By Dumping Of Infectious Waste

Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease and other forms of neurodegenerative disease are collectively becoming the leading cause of death around the world. Brain disease also continues to expand in wildlife. Is there a connection?

Prions and Prusiner win Nobel Prize

Keep reading to find out why:

  • Alzheimer’s disease is an infectious prion disease;
  • Prion infectivity is in the bodily fluids of those with prion disease;
  • Wastewater treatment plants are spreading deadly prions via sewage sludge, biosolids and reclaimed wastewater.They also spread nuclear waste and toxic waste;
  • Wildlife are contracting prion disease from people because of this contamination. So are people. So are sea mammals.
  • Caregivers are in harm’s way because of widespread denial and mismanagement.
  • It’s time for several reforms. It’s time to reclassify biosolids and reclaimed wastewater as infectious waste. Prions are unstoppable. It’s time to enforce the Bioterrorism Preparedness and Response Act of 2002.

The Brain Disease Epidemic

Alzheimer’s disease alone is killing 50-100 million people now. Millions more will contract the disease this year, while just as many will go undiagnosed and misdiagnosed.

transmissible spongiform encephalopathy

Thanks to misinformation and the mismanagement of infectious waste and bodily fluids, people of all ages are now exposed to an expanding spectrum of brain disease. So are other mammals.

The most common forms of neurodegenerative disease include Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, ALS and Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease–the most aggressive and infectious of them all. According to Nobel Prize Laureate Stanley Prusiner, these brain diseases are part of the same disease spectrum—prion disease. It’s also known as transmissible spongiform encephalopathy (TSE). The operative word is transmissible.

prion disease epidemic

Prion disease also includes chronic wasting disease among cervids (deer) and mad cow disease among cattle. It’s been found in dozens of mammals.

Pandora’s Lunchbox

Many factors are contributing to the epidemic. Unfortunately, it appears that Alzheimer’s disease and Parkinson’s are just as infectious as Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD). The bodily fluids of people with prion disease are infectious. Prions are the X factor in the global epidemic.

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Prion disease is a spectrum disease that varies in severity. It also varies depending on which region of the brain is impacted first. It affects most, if not all, mammals. Prion disease causes memory loss, impaired coordination, and abnormal movements. Prions are an infectious form of glycoprotein that can propagate throughout the body. TSE surveillance is important for public health and food safety because TSEs have the potential of crossing from animals to humans, as seen with the spread of mad cow disease. TSEs also have the potential of being transmitted from humans to animals. The most common example is chronic wasting disease (CWD) among deer species.

CWD was first detected in deer in North America. Then it was detected in a variety of other animals, including an elephant at the Oakland zoo. It’s been found in a variety of animals across the United States and Canada. All hypotheses seem to center around contaminated feed and deer farmers. Then the deer spread the disease via nose-to-nose contact. Those theories were just rocked by the discovery of CWD in Norway in moose and reindeer. The disease didn’t jump the Atlantic from the Americas. However, Norway dumps tons of infectious waste on land every year–infectious waste from people with prion disease.

chronic wasting disease caused by prions

It’s not known which patients with brain disease become infectious or when. The medical community prefers to ignore the topic. The legal industry is about to have a bonanza because negligence is the rule and not the exception regarding Alzheimer’s disease and the mismanagement of infectious waste. Savvy neurologists won’t touch patients with these symptoms because of the risks. Unfortunately, caregivers aren’t warned accordingly.

“There is now real evidence of the potential transmissibility of Alzheimer’s,” says Thomas Wiesniewski M.D. a prion and Alzheimer’s researcher at New York University School of Medicine. “In fact, this ability to transmit an abnormal conformation is probably a universal property of amyloid-forming proteins (prions).”

Prions are unstoppable. The pathogen spreads through the bodily fluids and cell tissue of its victims. The blood, saliva, mucus, milk, urine and feces of victims are infectious. Wastewater treatment doesn’t touch prions. In fact, these facilities are now helping incubate and distribute prions via solids and wastewater released. Once unleashed on the environment, prions remain infectious. They migrate, mutate and multiply as they infect crops, water supplies and more.

biosolids land application and disease

When the U.S. government enacted the Bioterrorism Preparedness and Response Act of 2002, it classified prions as select agents that pose an extreme risk to food, water and much more. Unfortunately, the CDC quietly took prions off the list because the regulation criminalized entire industries and several reckless practices.

Unfortunately, prions linger in the environment, homes, hospitals, nursing homes, dental offices and beyond infinitely. Prions defy all attempts at sterilization and inactivation.

Prions shed from humans are the most deadly. They demand more respect than radiation. They’re being ignored by regulators and industry alike. As such, food and water sources are being contaminated with the deadliest forms of prions. Municipal water systems can’t stop them from reaching water taps in millions of homes. Filtration doesn’t phase them.

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Scientists have shown that infected tissues can transmit prion disease between animals. There is no species barrier. A new study published in the journal Nature renews concern about the transmissibility of Alzheimer’s disease between people. A second study by the same scientist in early 2016 adds to the stack of evidence. There is no evidence that Alzheimer’s disease is not infectious.

Although there are many causes and pathways contributing to prion disease, many pathways are being mismanaged around the globe. Not only are homes and hospitals exposed to the prion pathogen, so are entire sewage treatment systems. Wastewater treatment plants are prion incubators. Sewage sludge and wastewater pumped out spread the disease.

The risk assessments prepared by the U.S. EPA for wastewater treatment and sewage sludge are flawed. Many risks are not addressed, including prions and radioactive waste. They don’t mention prions or radiation because there is no answer. Most nations are making the same mistake. Failure to account for known risks is negligent. Crops for humans and livestock grown grown in sewage sludge absorb prions and become infectious. We’re all vulnerable to Alzheimer’s and other forms of prion disease right now due to widespread denial and mismanagement.

land application sewage sludge

Sewage treatment plants can’t detect or stop prions. Just ask the U.S. EPA. If sick deer are serving as a canary in a coal mine, what is this infectious sewage sludge doing to livestock and humans?

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Biosolids Hazards Concealed By EPA

Sewage Sludge Land Application Spreading Disease

By Jim Bynum

Editor’s Note:  This article was researched and written by Jim Bynum, a devoted patriot determined to protect our air, water and food supplies from reckless waste disposal policies. This alarming report was published in 1992. The EPA, in its infinite wisdom, relied on fraudulent science, collusion and corruption to create so-called beneficial uses of sewage. As Bynum noted, farmers and other stakeholders are being victimized by the U.S. government and industry. Nothing has changed regarding the EPA’s regulation of highly toxic biosolids. Most lands treated with sewage sludge instantly exceed the criteria for land condemned under Superfund law. However, the toxic soup of known and unknown elements called “biosolids” are exempt from meaningful regulations. Such reckless dumping is contributing to death and disease among people, wildlife and livestock.

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In 1992, the biosolids industry warned wastewater treatment authorities and sewage sludge producers regarding the complaints lodged in the Zander Action Summary. The warning explained that Zander had identified 18 medical experts (including physicians, immunologists, toxicologists, and nutritionists), nine veterinarians, two property valuation/devaluation experts, three soil/hydraulic/geologic experts and one testing lab who would testify about the dangers of sewage sludge use to humans and animals.

They warned that there would be extra-regional impact and “This action must not be settled. The public persona of biosolids is precarious, at best, and each member of WEF and AMSA can be assured that Zander appears dedicated to capitalizing on every available opportunity to publicize her scare story … and remember, with respect to land application, the farming community comprises less than two percent of the population, so she need only reach a narrow population to cripple land application. It is essential that her soapbox be removed and her credibility challenged before our regional problem has any more effect nationally or internationally on land application of biosolids.”

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Bode also warned that there would be extra-regional impact and “This action must not be settled.” Bode further warns that, “The public persona of biosolids is precarious, at best, and each member of WEF and AMSA can be assured that Zander appears dedicated to capitalizing on every available opportunity to publicize her scare story … and remember, with respect to land application, the farming community comprises less than 2 percent of the population, so she need only reach a narrow population to cripple land application. It is essential that her soapbox be removed and her credibility challenged before our regional problem has any more effect nationally or internationally on land application of biosolids.”

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The EPA claims that a farmer can not be held liable for any damages to human health or the environment caused by the use of biosolids/sewage sludge on food crop production land as a fertilizer, even, if the farm becomes a Superfund site!

Furthermore, according to the EPA, neither the producer of the sewage sludge or the spreader of the sewage sludge will have any liability for any health or environmental damages, when sewage sludge is used as a fertilizer.

However, while there may be no liability, other than the loss of a farm, the farmer is not protected, because he/she is required to read the EPA regulation which warns; the EPA Administrator has information available which proves that if any of the organic or inorganic or pathogen pollutants in beneficial use biosolids/sludge enters your body either directly by ingestion or inhalation or indirectly through the food chain, can or will, cause your death, or cancer, or disease, or other serious health effects in you and/or your unborn children (40 CFR 503.9(t), FR. 58, 32, p. 9389).

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In effect, according to the EPA, the sewage sludge use and disposal regulation 40 CFR 503, puts the health of the farmer, the food consuming public and the farmer’s neighbor at risk as well as the environment. Essentially, according to the EPA, there is no liability or risk to the sludge producer or spreader of the sewage sludge. But what about the neighbor?

Death does not frighten Linda Zander, but she does get angry at the Federal and State Agencies who are causing her sickness by allowing the uncontrolled dumping of sewage sludge near her farm. The toxic pollutants from the sewage sludge have contaminated the air and water on her farm. Zander has had to watch her family and friends become sick,
and some have already died, as well as her livestock. She has had to watch as her livelihood was destroyed and the farm was taken away. The worst part was finding her name on an Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) list, as a part of a 1.2 million dollar EPA/Water Environment Federation (WEF) public relations campaign to debunk sewage sludge
“horror” stories.

The EPA can not afford to investigate any health damage claims caused by the use of sewage sludge because of the liability involved. Which is why it has created the public relations program to debunk any such claims as noted above, such as the Zander case and others.

In fact, Number 2 on the EPA’s list of 19 “horror stories” to debunk is, “Linda Zander case – Sick & dead cattle -worker health -Farm Bureau and Dairy Today stories.”

Rather than investigate the Zanders problems, the EPA/WEF has created a scientific fact sheet, marshaled the state agencies, and scientists to discredit them. (Report to the National Sludge Roundtable (RNSR), July 1996, Laredo Safety Institute, Laredo, TX.)

In reality, before the toxic waste dumping started, the Zanders, who had operated the dairy farm for 20 years, had a comfortable life with no major problems they could anticipate. They looked forward to a comfortable and relatively healthy old age. Within a year after the Western Services Waste Management began spreading sludge adjacent to their farm, Linda and Raymond Zander reported changes occurring in normally healthy dairy cows. Some of their herd developed arthritis and a number of their calves were born with tendon abnormalities. Milk production dropped by 17 percent. Then the cattle started dying.

land application sewage sludge

Furthermore, the Zander’s health problems fit the EPA’s profile of toxic sewage sludge exposure. While Linda experienced mycoplasma pneumonia, chemical induced brain damage, thyroid problems and immune system damage, Raymond suffers from hypothyroid, lupus and nickel toxicity. In addition to their other medical problems, the Zanders are facing financial problems. They were forced to declare bankruptcy, when the bank, who is financing the sludge producers’ defense of their legal suit, foreclosed on their property.

When Zander started looking for answers, she found that the Whatcom County Health Department, the very agency that should have helped her, had approved the sludge dumping. When she could not get the Whatcom County Health Department or the Washington State Ecology Department or the EPA to stop the dumping, she went to Court for an order to stop the dumping. The Court Order to stop it was not effective, because it was then dumped at night.

There is additional documentation which confirms the EPA, WEF, Washington State Ecology Department and King County Department of Metropolitan Services (Metro) are conspiring to destroy the credibility of the Zander family claim. Peter Machno of the King County Metro is the WEF expert delegated (according to the EPA memo dated 12-94) to
explain away this case. On February 22, 1993, two Washington State Ecology representatives – Al Hanson, Kyle Dorsey and five King County Metro representatives – Mark Lucas, Carol Ready, Steve Gilbert, Dan Sturgill and Salley Tenney of the Metro Legal Services as well as Mel Kemper of the City of Tacoma, Hal Thurston an Attorney, and four
individuals actually associated with the Zander law suit, met in a closed meeting to discuss the Zander Case. According to Keith A. Bode’s, Zander Action Summary, the legal cost will exceed $500,000.

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One of the articles written about Zander was “Sludge under suspicion,” by Ed Haag, published in the Farm Journal, in March, 1992. According to a letter dated, May 17, 1996, from PIMA GRO SYSTEMS, INC. to the Planning Director of Imperial County, Ca., Pima Gro Systems Director of Technical Services assures Imperial County that, “the Farm Journal article was retracted by the magazine itself due to the amount of mis-information it included.” Furthermore, “The Farm Journal article…… was thoroughly rebutted by Dr. Terry Logan, a respected soil scientist from the University of Ohio and a member of the peer review committee that developed the 503 regulation. This rebuttal article is attached.”

The rebuttal article, dated April 27, 1992, is impressive. Dr. Logan has been, “active in sludge research and consulting for 15 years.” Not only that but he, “co- chaired the W-170 Regional Research Committee of USDA-CSRS that has coordinated research on sewage sludge in the U.S. for the same period of time.” However, according to Logan, he
sympathized “with the Zanders who were taking advantage of an opportunity to reduce their input cost and to assist in recycling of our waste. It was also logical for them to suspect that sludge was the cause of the observed livestock disorders. No data is given, for example, of the metal analysis of the sludge applied to the Zander land, or analysis of
soil or forage from sludge amended pastures.”

It is apparent, Dr. Logan never even read the article he was rebutting. No sludge has ever been applied directly to the Zander land. Furthermore, in spite of Pima Gro Systems assuring the Imperial County Planning Director that the Farm Journal article had been retracted because of Dr. Logan’s rebuttal article, as of July, 11, 1996, Karen Frieberg,
Managing Editor of Farm Journal, states that the Farm Journal has not retracted the article.

The EPA/WEF public relations campaign to debunk the sewage sludge “horror stories” by Zander, and others farmers like her, is based on the EPA’s 18 year old policy of promoting the use of sewage sludge as a fertilizer on lawns, gardens and food crop production land. EPA backed up it’s 18 year old sewage sludge policy with a sludge use and disposal regulation in 1993, 40 CFR 503. Under the EPA regulation, sewage sludge that is too contaminated with certain toxic pollutants to be disposed of safely in a landfill is promoted as a safe fertilizer. Yet, the EPA’s strongest defense against these “horror stories” by Zander and other farmers like her, is it’s claim to a lack of scientific data concerning the human health and environmental damages which can be caused by the toxic pollutants in sewage sludge.

Furthermore, part of the EPA/WEF defense against the damages which can be cause by the uncontrolled use of sewage sludge as a fertilizer, is an EPA funded 1996 National Research Council (NRC) report; Use of Reclaimed Water and Sludge in Food Crop Production. The NRC Report concluded, that based on the EPA’s lack of scientific studies and data indicating potential harmful effects, and if all the other regulations and laws concerning the safety of food worked properly, sludge was probable safe for use on food crop production land.

However, “The [NRC] Committee based its review on existing published literature [furnished by EPA] and discussions with experts in the field.”, such as Dr. Logan. (NRC Report, p. viii)

In effect, according to the NRC Report, since there were no published scientific studies in the literature to support the “horror stories” of Zander and other farmers like her, it concluded the toxic contaminated sewage sludge could not be harmful as a fertilizer on lawns, gardens and food crop production land.

While the NRC Report did not note the EPA’s acknowledgment that exposure to the toxic pollutants in sewage sludge could cause dramatic and serious health effects through the food chain, the Report did note that EPA only addressed 10 toxic heavy metals, out of 126 toxic priority pollutants known to cause serious health effects.

Furthermore, the NRC report failed to note that one of the Studies it claimed to have reviewed, documented Salmonella infection of cattle grazing on pastures fertilized with toxic sewage sludge and a cycle of infection from humans to sludge to animals to humans.

Not only that, but the disease organisms (found in beneficial use sewage sludge), which cause many public health effects; Salmonella, E. coli, Hepatitis A, Cyclosporia and others, according to the National Center for Disease Control, cause approximately 50 million cases of food poisoning and 9,000 deaths annually.

Prions and Prusiner win Nobel Prize

More Sewage Sludge “Science”

Studies have documented Salmonella infection of cattle grazing on pastures fertilized with toxic sewage sludge and a cycle of infection from humans to sludge to animals to humans. (Taylor and Burrows. 1971, WHO. 1981, Dorn, 1985)

Studies have also documented the acute toxicity of organic pollutants in sewage sludge (which the EPA does not address in the beneficial use regulation) and that the pollutants in sludge may not leave any indication in the body as to the actual cause of death. (Babish. 1981, 1985).

Beneficial use of sewage sludge, according to two EPA funded “scientific studies” is based on the fact that “Suitable landfill sites are, however, being exhausted. Thus sludge is now being applied to farmland by many municipalities.” (Dorn, 1985). and “The limited capacity of sanitary landfills is quickly exhausted, and communities are not providing for new landfills.” (National Research Council (NCR), 1996). Sludge disposed of in a sanitary landfill will not harm anyone, nor will it contaminate the food or water supply. (Federal
Register (FR.) 58, 32, p. 9375). Ocean dumping of New York City sewage sludge was stopped by Congress because it destroyed the ocean environment where it was dumped. At the time, only 20% of New York City sludge was acceptable as EPA approved fertilizer under the proposed sewage sludge regulation. (Schultz, 1989).

EPA now brags that 67% of New York City sludge is processed by the New York Organic Fertilizer Company for use on citrus orchards in Florida, wheat farms in Colorado and cotton and grain farms in Arizona. Twenty-seven percent of New York City sludge is used on Merco Joint Venture’s 128,000 acre cattle ranch in west Texas. (WEF/EPA. 1995. Biosolids Fact Sheet 1).

If sludge dumpers do not claim the right to use sewage sludge as a fertilizer for wild grass, lawns, gardens or food crops, the sewage sludge must be disposed of in a safe highly regulated landfill under Part 503. FR. 58, 32, p. 9330. Sewage sludge classified as a high quality fertilizer is too contaminated with toxic pollutants to be disposed of in a part
503 landfill, primarily because of the Chromium content. FR. 58, 32, pp. 9362, 9396 – Parts 503.13 & 503.23. EPA has proposed a solution to the inconsistencies in its regulation. According to the EPA, the solution is to simply remove Chromium from the regulation and no one will notice that it only addresses 9 of the 126 priority toxic pollutants which can kill you or that its high quality sewage sludge fertilizer can not be disposed of in a part 503 landfill. Biocycle, Dec. 1996.

EPA did not address 116 of the 126 priority toxic pollutants in sludge that it knows will cause death, cancer, and other acute illness, because Congress wanted it to regulate a greater number of toxic substances. (FR. 58. 32, pp. 9327, 9389 – Public Facts # 100, # 101). EPA has acknowledged 25 groups of death and disease causing agents and 21 cancer causing agents in sewage sludge.

“EPA concluded that adequate protection of public health and the environment did not require the adoption of standards designed to protect human health or the environment under exposure conditions that are unlikely and where effects were not significant or widespread.”

EPA estimated its beneficial use of sludge as a fertilizer was responsible for about 500 health effects annually. EPA’s Sludge Regulation claims to give itself, the states, cities and sludge dumpers immunity from all damage and health claims caused by the use of sewage sludge and claims to void the Congressional mandated environmental laws (even if a Superfund site is created) as long as the sludge is called a fertilizer.

Under the law, States and cities are required to comply with Federal environmental laws which are very clear: sewage sludge from a wastewater treatment plant is always a solid waste that must be disposed of in a legal landfill where it can harm no one. (Public Laws 98-616, 99-339, 99-499)

Yet, the States no longer accept any responsibility for your protection. As an example, in a letter to Kansas City, Missouri, the Department of Natural Resources attempted to wash its hands of the problem, “These (wastewater treatment plant) inspections did not address compliance with EPA sludge regulations under 40 CFR 503. These regulations are self- implementing and directly enforceable without being included in your state operating permit.” (Dettman, June 23, 1994).

The State of Washington Courts have found that the State has no responsibility to protect the lives and health of individuals under the public duty doctrine or the law. (Zander Case, 1995). EPA is spending 1.2 million dollars to debunk the horror stories (death and diseases) associated with sludge used as a fertilizer and promote the use of sewage sludge on watersheds? (Walker, 1994). The question is, how long will Congress and the American public allow the unwarranted deaths and disease to continue?

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Beached Whales An Indicator Of Neurological Disease On Land

Whales Contracting Neurological Disease From Human Sewage

Sick animals and sick people can tell us a lot about the health of our environment. A study in Denmark is raising red flags. There could be a common thread between sick whales and sick humans upstream.

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Whales have too much intellectual, social and navigational capacity to run aground en masse unless extremely sick and disoriented. There have been several high-profile stranding events around the world in the past few years alone. An alarming number of whales are washing up on Alaska’s shores now. As mammals high on the food chain, their health is a good indictor of environmental health. We should be testing those that die much more rigorously for toxic buildup and disease. Whales are downstream from billions of people, so they are in a position to serve as unique bio-indicators.

These beached whales and dolphins are the oceans’ version of canaries in coal mines. Their bodies are like giant sponges that can offer insight into the health of the ocean and the planet.

For example, sick and dead whales might be able to shed light on the Alzheimer’s disease epidemic that is exploding exponentially around the globe. Thanks to reckless sewage disposal practices around the world, unstoppable prions are being dumped in our watersheds and waterways on an industrial scale. If the prion pathogen associated with Alzheimer’s and many related neurodegenerative diseases is present in whales and dolphins, it’s further confirmation of the scope and spread of these killer proteins. Unfortunately, that critical test is not taking place on the whales and dolphins now. Therefore, people continue to serve as the canary in the coal mine.

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As with humans and other mammals, whales and dolphins are vulnerable to prion disease. Prion disease has many names, including Alzheimer’s disease,  Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD) and Parkinson’s disease. In livestock, it’s known as mad cow disease. In deer, it’s being called chronic wasting disease. They all are forms of what is called transmissible spongiform encephalopathy (TSE). TSEs are deadly and unstoppable. The prion pathogen behind them and the diseases themselves are being mismanaged globally. Our oceans are the holding pond for those that runoff the land with water.

At least one dolphin has been found with prion disease, but testing is severely lacking. Since dietary factors are clearly linked to neurological disease, we can learn more about the health of whales by studying the people who eat them. In turn, the health of the whales can shed light on the health of our food and water supplies upstream. A pioneering researcher is conducting such research now to better understand human health, the health of our oceans and the connections between those factors.

Whale meat appears to be contributing to high rates of neurological disease in Nordic and Baltic nations. Pioneering research found that Parkinson’s patients on the Faroe Islands have consumed about six times more whale meat and blubber than their neighbors who don’t have the disease.

Maria Skaalum Petersen Parkinson's disease and whale meat
Maria Skaalum Petersen has hit the tip of an iceberg.

Maria Skaalum Petersen is working to shed light on the connection between sick seas, sick whales and the people who consume them. Petersen is a researcher in the Department of Occupational and Public Health in the Faroe Islands health service. One of her projects has included a comparison of the prevalence of Parkinson’s disease (part of the TSE spectrum) in the Nordic countries.

She found that Parkinson’s disease is twice as prevalent on the Faroe Islands as in Norway and other Nordic countries. A traditional diet on the Faroe Islands typically includes pilot whale meat.

Predators, including some whales, are high on the food chain. Predators that consume predators are consuming the toxic build-up from every animal ever consumed. Therefore, predators (and the people who consume them) often serve as an excellent indicator of the health of an entire ecosystem, including prion contamination.

Not all whales are created equal, though. The whale meat sold in Norway and Iceland is mostly from minke whales, a species that has a diet much lower in the food chain. This means they do not accumulate as many contaminants or prions as pilot whales. This means that the risks associated with whale meat is slightly less for the people in Norway. Norway still has a fairly high rate of neurological disease.

eating pilot whales causes Parkinson's disease

“The Faroe Islanders eat pilot whales, while Norwegians eat baleen whales. Pilot whales have teeth and primarily eat fish and squid, which puts them higher on the food chain,” Petersen says.

Baleen whales feed by filtering zooplankton and krill into their mouths as they swim. In essence, they are vegetarians. Eating lower on the food chain lowers their prion exposure, but it doesn’t make them immune to the prion problem.

This study indicates that there is prion accumulation in whales–some more than others. It indicates that prions are in our oceans and onward upstream. It indicates that prions are in our food and water supplies and reckless sewage management is contributing to the problem. It reminds us of the hazards associated with wastewater reuse, sewage sludge disposal and biosolids in our communities and watersheds and the oceans below.

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What can we learn from the Faroe Islands and whale meat? Prions are building up in the environment and in mammals now.This is a battle of pathway management. Time to manage the contamination is running out. Sewage mismanagement, including agricultural and industrial waste, is contributing to the problem.

If whales could talk, they would tell us to get our sh*t together and put it in a much safer place. Presently, we are recycling sewage sludge, biosolids and reclaimed wastewater throughout our watersheds. We are contaminating food and water supplies. We are pissing in the pool. We’re being fed lies and prions. Save the world. Save the whales. Save yourself.

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Biosolids Causing Chronic Wasting Disease

CWD Spreading Through Sewage Sludge

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 an incurable spectrum disease called transmissible spongiform encephalopathy (TSE). The operative word is “transmissible.” Mismanagement of pathogens associated with the disease are contributing to a broader epidemic of neurological disease among wildlife, livestock and people.

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TSEs are caused by a deadly protein called a prion (PREE-on). As such, TSEs also are referred to as prion disease. The critical factor is that prions are unstoppable. The pathogen spreads through the bodily fluids and cell tissue of its victims. Blood, saliva, mucus, milk, urine and feces carry deadly prions from victims. All tissue is infectious just because of the contact with the contaminated blood.

TSEs also include Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease, Parkinson’s, Huntington’s, mad cow disease and chronic wasting disease in the deer family. Few, if any, mammals are immune. There is no cure.

Dr. Stanley Prusiner, an American neuroscientist from the University of California at San Francisco, earned a Nobel Prize in 1997 for discovering and characterizing deadly prions and prion disease. President Obama awarded Prusiner the National Medal of Science in 2010 to recognize the importance of his research. According to Prusiner, TSEs all are on the same disease spectrum, which is more accurately described as prion disease. He claims that all TSEs are caused by prions.

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Prions are unstoppable and the pathogen spreads through the bodily fluids and cell tissue of its victims. Prions shed from humans are the most deadly mutation. They demand more respect than radiation. Infected surgical instruments, for example, are impossible to sterilize and hospitals throw them away. Prions are in the blood, saliva, urine, feces, mucus, and bodily tissue of its victims. Many factors are contributing to the epidemic. Prions are now the X factor. Industry and government are not accounting for them or regulating them. They are ignoring the threat completely, which violates the Bioterrorism Preparedness and Response Act of 2002 in the United States. Other nations also are ignoring laws developed to protect food, air and water.

“There is now real evidence of the potential transmissibility of Alzheimer’s disease,” says Thomas Wiesniewski M.D. a prion and Alzheimer’s researcher at New York University School of Medicine. “In fact, this ability to transmit an abnormal conformation is probably a universal property of amyloid-forming proteins (prions).”

A new study published in the journal Nature renews concern about the transmissibility of Alzheimer’s disease between people. A second study by the same scientist in early 2016 adds to the stack of evidence.

Although there are many causes and pathways contributing to CWD and the prion disease epidemic, many pathways are being mismanaged around the globe. Thanks to infectious sewage, biosolids, reclaimed sewage water and feedlot waste, we’re recycling the prion pathogen that causes neurological disease right back into our watersheds, which we share with deer, elk, moose, livestock and other creatures that are vulnerable to prion disease. Rain, wind and irrigation spread deadly prions further everyday. Healthy wildlife are being exposed to deadly prions through food, water, air and contact with infected animals.

Since prions are in the bodily fluids of its victims, sewage mismanagement is a top concern. Wastewater treatment plants can’t detect or stop prions. Just ask the U.S. EPA. Therefore, putting biosolids on crops and dumping sewage sludge throughout our watersheds is a very bad idea. Dumping sewage from billions of people on land and at sea creates deadly prion freeways.

Every sewage system in the world has been used by a person, if not millions of people, with Alzheimer’s disease and Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease. Sewage systems have become prion incubators. Biosolids, wastewater reuse and sludge disposal have made them potent prion distributors. The waste from feedlots is likely contributing to the problem as well.

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Although there are multiple causes of prion disease, including CWD, reckless policies are contributing to an environmental nightmare. Sick deer, elk, moose and other wildlife and marine life are just a symptom of a much bigger problem. Putting these pandora-like pathogens back in the box is impossible.

Unfortunately, misinformation distributed by government agencies about the risks associated with chronic wasting disease are reckless, incompetent and criminally negligent at best. Claiming that there is no known risk associated with handling or consuming wildlife with CWD is laughable. Just look at the guidance issued regarding mad cow disease. Just look at the guidance issued to people with the most severe form of the disease–Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease.

The bodies of victims, regardless of species, are highly toxic and contagious. Hunting knives and saws used on sick wildlife are infected forever. Processing plants that cut and grind wildlife carcasses for hunters (before CWD tests are complete) are contaminated forever. Every animal processed after an infected carcass will become infected. Pickups and trailers that transport infected animals are hopelessly contaminated. The prion pathways created by one hunting trip can explode exponentially within hours.

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Hunters should just walk away from a carcass that looks suspicious and one should treat all game that looks healthy as suspicious, until proven otherwise. Hunters that kill and dress deer with CWD expose themselves and their families to prion disease in many ways thanks to misinformation from state and federal regulators.

It’s impossible to neutralize or stop prions in even the most sterile environments, including hospitals. It’s ludicrous to think that treated sewage water or biosolids are prion-free. Especially since prions from people are much more infectious than those found in other species (prions become more aggressive as they work their way up the food chain). It’s also ludicrous to think that game processing plants are prion-free. Regulations in this arena are criminal. Thousands, possibly millions, of innocent people have been exposed to the prions from someone else’s deer. That’s because many are processed before testing or no testing is done at all.

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According to the U.S. EPA, “Prions are extremely resistant to inactivation by ultraviolet light, irradiation, boiling, dry heat, formaline, freezing, drying and changes in pH. Methods for inactivating prions in infected tissues or wastes include incineration at very high temperatures and alkaline hydrolysis.”

This applies to both the sewage plants that are contaminating our favorite hunting grounds it also has to do with game processing plants. It’s impossible to sterilize either once infected with prions.

The EPA National Water Research Compendium 2009-2014 lists prions eight times as an emerging contaminant of concern in sewage sludge (biosolids), water and manure. The EPA issued what it calls the “Sludge Rule,” which basically disclaims any responsibility for its risk assessments regarding biosolids. The EPA reserves the right to adjust these risk assessments, however, as the test of time disproves its pseudo-science.

Prion researcher Dr. Joel Pedersen, from the University of Wisconsin, found that prions become 680 times more infective in certain soils. Pedersen’s research also found that sewage treatment does not inactivate prions. Therefore, prions are lethal, mutating, migrating and multiplying everywhere sewage and its byproducts are dumped.

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“Our results suggest that if prions enter municipal wastewater treatment systems, most of the agent would bond to sludge, survive anaerobic digestion, and be present in treated biosolids,” Pedersen said. “Land application of biosolids containing prions represents a route for their unintentional introduction into the environment. Our results emphasize the importance of keeping prions out of municipal wastewater treatment systems. Prions could end up in sewage treatment plants via slaughterhouses, hospitals, dental offices and mortuaries just to name a few of the pathways. The disposal of sludge represents the greatest risk of spreading prion contamination in the environment. Plus, we know that sewage sludge pathogens, pharmaceutical residue and chemical pollutants are taken up by plants and vegetables.” (Now, we know that plants uptake prions, too.)

 

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Sewage Sludge, Reclaimed Wastewater Spreading Alzheimer’s Disease

Biosolids, Reclaimed Wastewater Spreading Deadly 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, professor of neurology and director of the George and Cynthia W. Mitchell Center for Alzheimer’s Disease and Other Brain Related Illnesses at the University of Texas Medical School in Houston, and his colleagues recently found deadly and infectious prions in urine. The study has been published in the August 7 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine. Unfortunately, other researchers have found prions in all bodily fluids of victims, which is extremely bad news for caregivers, family members and others in the community who are caught in the crossfire.

Alzheimer's disease epidemic

The good news is that the research offers hope for earlier diagnosis among the millions of people impacted around the world. The discovery can promote earlier intervention and better disease management. It also can help develop screens to protect our blood supplies from donors with prion disease.

The bad news is that prions in urine and feces underscore the environmental nightmare associated with Alzheimer’s disease, Creutzfeldt-Jakob (CJD), Parkinson’s, Huntington’s and prion diseases among livestock and wildlife. Although there are many causes for prion disease, many people and animals are contracting it from environmental exposure (food, water and soil) and then contaminating the environment even more with their own bodily fluids. Once victims die, carcasses also contaminate soil and water.

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“This is the first time that prions have been detected in human urine,” Dr. Soto told Neurology Today.

Soto failed to reference urine and blood studies performed earlier by Ruth Gabizon in 2001 and Reichl in 2002. These studies also detected prions in bodily fluids. Despite that detail, Soto’s findings can help focus global attention on the exploding prion problem.

Dr. Stanley Prusiner earned a Nobel Prize in 1997 for identifying, naming and studying deadly prions. President Obama awarded Prusiner the National Medal of Science in 2010 to recognize the importance of his research.

prion disease epidemic

In June 2012, Prusiner confirmed that Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, Huntington’s and even ALS are prion diseases similar, if not identical, to CJD in people, mad cow disease in livestock and chronic wasting disease in wildlife. The variations in disease progression could be due to genetics in the patients or mutations in the prion, not different diseases entirely.

Additional research has determined that the prion pathogen spreads through feces, saliva, blood, milk, soil, water and the tissue of infected animals and humans. If a single person with prion disease discharges bodily fluids or feces into a public sewer system, that sewage system is permanently infected and the amount of contamination will multiply and intensify daily. Everything discharged from that sewage system—reclaimed water and biosolids—can spread the contamination even further.

Once a prion reaches the soil, that soil is permanently contaminated and the entire watershed below that point is at risk forever. If your food and water is generated in that watershed, you have a higher risk of contracting prion disease.

“There has been a resurgence of this sort of thinking, because there is now real evidence of the potential transmissibility of Alzheimer’s,” says Thomas Wiesniewski M.D. a prion and Alzheimer’s researcher at New York University School of Medicine. 

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With the help of weather, prions can migrate through wind and water. Rain and snow can rinse them into surface water, groundwater, streams, ponds, lakes, and oceans. Wildlife, livestock and humans can ingest prions from soil, water and food. We can’t afford to take the risk of further contaminating entire watersheds – increasing the pathway to humans, livestock, and wildlife downstream.

Because of these factors and others, we have an epidemic of prion disease around the world right now. The epidemic is worse in some regions of the world than others. For example, the death rate for Alzheimer’s disease is higher in Finland than any other country in the world. Iceland and the United States are runners up. In fact, the death rate for Alzheimer’s is higher in Washington state than any other known region in the world. Norway has the highest death rate from Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD). These vast discrepancies can only be explained by environmental factors, including food, water and air pathways. Sewage disposal that contaminates local food and water supplies is likely part of the problem.

The scientific name for prion disease is Transmissible Spongiform Encephalopathy (TSE). The operative word is “transmissible.” TSEs include Alzheimer’s disease, mad cow, CJD, chronic wasting, Huntington’s, scrapie and possibly Parkinson’s. This transmissible family of disease is unstoppable for many reasons. In addition, once items are exposed to victims of prion disease, they can never be sterilized again.

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Sick Animals Are Symptoms Of Bigger Health Threats

Wildlife Killed By Toxic Exposure

The following information lists a very lengthy series of deadly and disturbing events around the world involving thousands, possibly millions, of animals. These deaths are sad enough from a humane and compassionate point of view, but if we callously think of animals as bio-sensors, these deaths could be an indication of things to come for humans–if they haven’t already started to take their toll. A concerned wildlife conservationist put together this list and shared it with me. Her work is astonishing.

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“Feast your eyes on the mass animal deaths this year. Dated and verifiable articles. Feel free to copy and paste this info to anyone who cares. People need to know what we are doing by polluting this earth, over-fishing, destroying natural predators, poisoning the waters, fracking, nuclear waste and the list goes on!”

  • 10th December 2012 – 1,600 dead Sheep is a mystery in Nigeria.
  • 7th December 2012 – Hundreds of Chickens killed due to Avian Flu on Penghu Island, Taiwan.
  • 7th December 2012 – 25,000 Fish found dead in Guangdong, China.
  • 7th December 2012 – Large Fish kill found in a river in Pudong, China.
  • 6th December 2012 – 19 horses found dead in Canon City, Colorado, America.
  • 6th December 2012 – Thousands of Fish found dead and dying on Kiawah Island, South Carolina, America.
  • 6th December 2012 – 36+ Buffalo died from unknown disease “a mystery” in Kanchanpur, Nepal.
  • 4th December 2012 – Large Fish kill on the Yaojiang River in Ningbo, China.
  • 3rd December 2012 – Hundreds of dead Carp washed up in Pinto Lake, California, America.
  • 2nd December 2012 – 50 birds found dead on road in Collin County, Texas, America.
  • 1st December 2012 – Catfish die-off near Marco Island in Florida, America.
  • 30th November 2012 – 10 TONNES of Fish found dead in ecological park in China.
  • 30th November 2012 – 4,000 wild Ducks found dead from Avian Flu in Krasnodar, Russia.
  • 24th November 2012 – 26 Turtles die from disease during past few months in West Virginia, America.
  • 22nd November 2012 – Large fish kill found on Liwan Lake in China.
  • 21st November 2012 – 4,000+ Birds killed due to outbreak of Avian flu in Dhaka, Bangladesh. LinkDead Starlings Missouri
  • 20th November 2012 – 100 dead starlings found on road baffles scientists in Missouri, America.
  • 20th November 2012 – Hundreds of Fish found dead along the banks of a pond in Phuket, Thailand.

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  • 19th November 2012 – Fish kill found in rivers of Barangay Estefania down to Barangay Villamonte, Bacolod City, Philippines.
  • 17th November 2012 – 50,000 Chickens killed due to Bird flu outbreak in New South Wales, Australia.
  • 16th November 2012 – Huge stocks of wild Salmon wiped out due to sea lice on the coast of Ireland.
  • 16th November 2012 – 40 TONNES of Red Tilapias Fish die en-masse in Thanh Binh, Vietnam.
  • 16th November 2012 – Thousands of dead gizzard shad Fish found dead on Lake Erie in New York, America.
  • 15th November 2012 – 40,000 Fish found dead in 30 acres of ponds in Quanzhou, China.
  • 15th November 2012 – 28 Whales beach themselves and die on Golden Bay, New Zealand.
  • 14th November 2012 – Thousands of Birds have dropped out of sky into the sea in England.
  • 14th November 2012 – 6,000 dead Deer due to EHD disease in Nebraska, America.
  • 13th November 2012 – Large Fish kill found on Shimen Lake in China.
  • 12th November 2012 – 100+ herds of livestock killed by unidentified disease in Lamwo, Uganda.
  • 12th November 2012 – Mass deaths of Seagulls turning beaches into mass graves in Morocco.
  • 10th November 2012 – Update: 185,000 Hens now killed due to rare outbreak of salmonella in Northern Ireland.

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  • 10th November 2012 – Large Fish kill in a river in Guangdong, China. LinkDead Whales New Zealand
  • 9th November 2012 – Hundreds of dead Fish found washed up in St Peters Billabong, Australia.
  • 8th November 2012 – Die-off of spawning Salmon in Longfellow Creek, Seattle, America.
  • 8th November 2012 – 13,000+ Deer have died from disease in Michigan, America.
  • 7th November 2012 – Outbreak of Anthrax has wiped out 50 percent of Roan Antelopes and killed 30 Hippos in Kruger Park, South Africa.
  • 7th November 2012 – Large Fish die-off found in Shenzhen River in China.
  • 7th November 2012 – Fish kill found along a 7 mile stretch of Bradford Branch in Ohio, America.
  • 7th November 2012 – Die-off of Seagulls a “mystery” on Lake Neangar in Australia. Link
  • 6th November 2012 – Acres of Fish ponds full of dead Fish in Nanchang in China.
  • 5th November 2012 – 500+ Pigeons suddenly drop dead in Bihar’s Bhagalpur district in India.
  • 4th November 2012 – 700 Waterbirds found dead along shore of Lake Michigan in America.
  • 4th November 2012 – Thousands of Cattle dead from drought conditions in Zimbabwe.
  • 4th November 2012 – 80 Whales and Dolphins beached (majority dead) off King Island in Tasmania.
  • 3rd November 2012 – 4,000+ Birds killed due to avian flu outbreak at Gazipur farms in Bangladesh.
  • 1st November 2012 – 84 Sea Turtles wash ashore dead in Egypt.
  • 31st October 2012 – 125,000 hens killed due to rare outbreak of salmonella in Fermanagh, Northern Ireland.
  • 31st October 2012 – 25 Bee Hives containing 1 MILLION Bees were destroyed by hurricane Sandy in New York, America.
  • 31st October 2012 – Massive Fish kill reported in Chizhou City, China.
  • 31st October 2012 – “Millions” of dead Fish found on Illawong Beach, Mackay, Australia.
  • 31st October 2012 – 9,000 Fish found dead in a pond in Xiamen, China.
  • 31st October 2012 – 15,000+ Fish found dead on Lake Madeline in Texas, America.

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  • 26th October 2012 – Fish kill in Prairie Creek, Blairstown, America.
  • 26th October 2012 – 40 Whales have stranded and died on Andaman Island in India.
  • 25th October 2012 – 900+ dead Birds wash ashore on Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, Michigan, America.
  • 24th October 2012 – 3,600 Turkeys dead from Birdflu outbreak near Bangalore, India.
  • 24th October 2012 – 5,000+ Deer have died from disease in Missouri, America.
  • 23rd October 2012 – Massive Scallop die-off from Red Tide in America.
  • 23rd October 2012 – 40,000 lbs dead Fish found floating in ponds in Foshan, China.
  • 23rd October 2012 – Large Fish kill in Yong River, Ningbo, China.
  • 23rd October 2012 – Mass Fish deaths appearing along coastal areas of Sri Lanka.
  • 22nd October 2012 – Thousands of dead Fish scattered along Collier beaches in Florida, America.
  • 22nd October 2012 – Tens of thousands of Gizzard Shad Fish dead in Oneida Lake, New York State, America.
  • 21st October 2012 – 28,600 Sheep stranded for weeks in Pakistani Port, killed due to disease, Pakistan.
  • 19th October 2012 – 45+ Flamingos and Avocets found dead in Walvis Lagoon – “A never seen before phenomenon”, Namibia.
  • 19th October 2012 – A Virus is killing Doves all across the Permian Basin, America.
  • 19th October 2012 – 1,000 Livestock have been killed due to Bird Flu in Dien Bien, Vietnam.
  • 17th October 2012 – Fish die-off could be in the MILLIONS in Neuse River, North Carolina, America.
  • 17th October 2012 – 7,000 Cattle killed by flooding in Pakistan.
  • 17th October 2012 – “Significant” Bass die-off, thousands dead in Dickinson County lakes, Iowa, America.
  • 16th October 2012 – 343 Cattle and Buffaloes dead from unknown disease, with 500 more affected in Sualkuchi, India.

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  • 16th October 2012 – Fish kill in Dalton Creek, Georgia, America.
  • 15th October 2012 – 8,000 Catfish have died in Brisbane River, Australia.
  • 15th October 2012 – Thousands of Deer are dying from disease in Indiana, America.
  • 15th October 2012 – 2,000 Chickens killed due to Bird Flu outbreak in Bode, Nepal.
  • 13th October 2012 – HUNDREDS of TONNES of Salmon killed by parasite across Western Isles in Scotland.
  • 12th October 2012 – Thousands of Fish killed by Red Tide at Anson Bay in Australia.
  • 12th October 2012 – Mass death of Hammerhead Shark pups found in Hawaii.
  • 12th October 2012 – Large die-off of Silver Carp Fish in Jimo Reservoirs, China.
  • 11th October 2012 – Tens of thousands of Fish found dead in ponds in Dagupan City, Philippines.
  • 11th October 2012 – 70 rare Sea Turtles found dead near beaches at Lake Bardawil, Egypt.
  • 9th October 2012 – Massive Fish kills caused by Red Tide along Florida coast, America.
  • 9th October 2012 – 400 Cows and Goats dead from disease in Kamrup Rural District, India.
  • 8th October 2012 – Hundreds, possibly thousands of Deer continue to die from disease in North Carolina Foothills, America.

wildlife disease

  • 8th October 2012 – Hundreds of animals have died from Anthrax in Manicaland, Zimbabwe.
  • 7th October 2012 – 150 dead Birds found in Chicago during September. A 50 Percent increase over August. America.
  • 7th October 2012 – Large Die-off of farmed Fish, caused by unknown disease in Muktagachha, Bangladesh.
  • 5th October 2012 – 1000+ Fish killed by contamination in a creek in Vancouver, Canada.
  • 4th October 2012 – Numerous Honeybee colonies dead from mosquito spraying in Massachusetts, America.
  • 4th October 2012 – 2,043 dead Deer from disease in Illinois, America.
  • 4th October 2012 – 15,000 dead Fish a “mystery” on Coquitlam River in Canada.
  • 4th October 2012 – Fish kill caused by “Red Tide” on Sarasota Beaches, Florida in America.
  • 2nd October 2012 – 43 Pilot Whales dead after 46 stranded on beach in Indonesia.
  • 1st October 2012 – 100 Starlings dead after flying directly “into a car on a highway” in Austria.
  • 1st October 2012 – Thousands of Fish found dead in Katherine river in Australia.
  • 28th September 2012 – Massive Fish kill in Harvey’s Run River, Pennsylvania in America.
  • 28th September 2012 – Ongoing Fish kill caused by algea at Roosevelt Lake, Arizona, America.
  • 26th September 2012 – Major Die-off of Deer, “worst in decades”, in Wyoming, America.
  • 26th September 2012 – 2000+ Birds have died from Avian Botulism in Oregon, America.
  • 25th September 2012 – Hundreds of Fish found dead in the Neuse River, North Carolina, America.
  • 24th September 2012 – Large Fish kill, causing complete wipeout of Fish in North Sterling Reservoir, Colorado, America.
  • 24th September 2012 – Thousands of Sheep dead “from Vaccine” in Uzbek, Kyrgyzstan.
  • 23rd September 2012 – Last remaining 20 Ducks found dead in Arden Park – No Ducks left, Arizona, America.
  • 22nd September 2012 – 8000 Cattle killed by “cold weather and rain” in Swaziland.
  • 21st September 2012 – Die-off of Rabbits is a “mystery” in St Louis, America.

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  • 21st September 2012 – 13,000 Sheep buried alive in snow storm is “unprecedented disaster” in Iceland.
  • 21st September 2012 – 15 Beluga Whales have washed up dead since July leaving scientist puzzled in Quebec, Canada.
  • 19th September 2012 – Large Fish kill in Lake Auburn, Maine, America.
  • 19th September 2012 – 588 Cattle dead from cold and disease causes shock in Mpumalanga, Dead Cows South AfricaSouth Africa.
  • 19th September 2012 – 6,300 Ducks dead from avian flu in Guangdong, China.
  • 18th September 2012 – Hundreds of Prairies Dogs dead in Arizona, America.
  • 18th September 2012 – Tens of thousands of reared fish die on Cha Va River in Vietnam.
  • 17th September 2012 – Dozens of Pigeons found dead in Birkenhead, Australia.
  • 17th September 2012 – Mass Fish kill in Lakeview Park, Corpus Christi in America.
  • 14th September 2012 – UPDATE: 22.3 MILLION Birds killed due to bird flu in Mexico.
  • 14th September 2012 – 131,000 Fish killed due to disease in New York State, America.
  • 14th September 2012 – Hundreds of dead Fish found in a creak in Arlington, America.
  • 14th September 2012 – Mounds of dead Fish (bottom dwellers) found along Mangalore coast, raising concern in India.
  • 14th September 2012 – 2,200 Deer have died this year from a disease that is spreading in Nebraska, America.
  • 13th September 2012 – Hundreds of thousands of dead Jellyfish line the shores of Cable Beach in Australia.
  • 12th September 2012 – Large Fish kill from New Smyrna Beach to Oak Hill, Florida, America.

mad cow disease and prions

  • 12th September 2012 – 362 Cattle found dead in Manzini, Swaziland.
  • 12th September 2012 – Thousands of dead Fish in Arrowhead Lakes, Arizona, America.
  • 12th September 2012 – MILLIONS of dead fish in the Salton Sea in California, America.
  • 10th September 2012 – Hundreds of dead Fish litter Lake Vista in New Orleans, America.
  • 8th September 2012 – Fish kill in San Carlos Lake in Arizona, America.
  • 7th September 2012 – Hundreds of dead cattle found after Hurricane Isaac in Plaquemines Parish America.
  • 7th September 2012 – 30 Dolphins washed up dead on beaches during August in Bulgaria.
  • 7th September 2012 – Mysterious disease has caused a Moose die-off in Sweden.
  • 6th September 2012 – Tens of thousands of dead Fish and dead birds line the shores of Lake Erie in Canada.
  • 5th September 2012 – 400 Deer found dead in Caldwell County, North Carolina in America.
  • 5th September 2012 – Large Fish kills reported around Louisiana in America.
  • 5th September 2012 – New highly toxic strain of Bird flu discovered, killing 181,000 ducks and chickens this year in Vietnam.
  • 5th September 2012 – Tens of thousands of Nutria Rats washed up dead on Mississippi beaches in America.
  • 4th September 2012 – Thousands of dead Fish along Bayou Lafourche in Louisiana, America.
  • 4th September 2012 – Fish kill in Bayou Casotte in Jackson County, America.
  • 4th September 2012 – Thousands of dead Fish found in Broadkill River – “The River smelled like dead fish” – in Delaware, America.
  • 2nd September 2012 – Dozens of Birds falling dead every day in Pakki Tibbi village, India.

dead whale

  • 2nd September 2012 – 16 Whales dead after mass stranding of 26 Whales off coast of Fife in Scotland.
  • 2nd September 2012 – 17 Whales dead after 22 beach themselves in Florida, America.
  • 1st September 2012 – 58,000 Ducks and Chickens dead from Bird Flu in Quang Ngai, Vietnam.
  • 30th August 2012 – Die-off of Whitefish in Eastern Idaho Rivers a “mystery”, America.
  • 30th August 2012 – “Significant” fish kill on Tuscarawas River in NEW PHILADELPHIA, America.
  • 30th August 2012 – 50,000 Chickens dead from bird flu in North 24-Parganas, India.
  • 29th August 2012 – Hundreds of Salmon wash up dead on shores of OSOYOOS LAKE, Canada.
  • 29th August 2012 – Hundreds of Rats found dead sparking fears of the Plague in Walled City, near Jaipur, India.
  • 29th August 2012 – 24 Sea Turtles found dead on beaches of Oaxaca in Mexico.
  • 28th August 2012 – 1,000 TONNE Fish kill in Baiyangdian Lake in China.
  • 28th August 2012 – 45,000 Baby Sea Turtles and Eggs destroyed by Earthquake in El Salvador.
  • 28th August 2012 – 100 Deer found dead during past 2 weeks in Cook County, America.
  • 28th August 2012 – 30 Rare Antelopes killed by anthrax in Kruger National Park, South Africa.
  • 23rd August 2012 – 2,700 Pheasants dead from disease in Wyoming, America.
  • 22nd August 2012 – Thousands of dead Fish found in Cuyahoga River, Ohio, America.
  • 21st August 2012 – Thousands of Fish found dead in the river Weaver in Cheshire, United Kingdom.
  • 20th August 2012 – Major Fish kill on the shores of Anson Lake, Texas, America.
  • 20th August 2012 – Thousands of Fish continue to die in Neuse River in North Carolina, America.
  • 20th August 2012 – Fish kill in Highland Park in Texas, America.
  • 20th August 2012 – 20,000 Fish found dead in Contraband Bayou, Louisiana, America.
  • 20th August 2012 – Thousands of Fish wash up dead on shores of Missisquoi Bay in Montreal, Canada.
  • 18th August 2012 – Tens of thousands of Birds killed due to bird flu in Vietnam.
  • 17th August 2012 – 1 MILLION Fish have been killed by “red tide” in Texas, America.
  • 17th August 2012 – Lots of various Fish and Stingrays washing up dead off Myrtle Beach in South Carolina, America.
  • 17th August 2012 – Large fish kill on Ghannouch beach in Tunisia, Africa.
  • 16th August 2012 – Over 900 Deer killed by virus across 8 Counties in Michigan, America.
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  • 16th August 2012 – Hundreds of Fish, entire stock of lake found dead in Widnes, United Kingdom.
  • 16th August 2012 – 100 Cattle dead from Anthrax outbreak in Colorado and Texas, America.
  • 16th August 2012 – Fish kill in Wolf Creek, Iowa, America.
  • 15th August 2012 – 5,000 Fish found dead in Sugar Creek, Ohio, America.
  • 15th August 2012 – Dozens of Birds fall from sky dead in New Jersey, America.
  • 14th August 2012 – UPDATE: 431 Bison killed by Anthrax outbreak in Fort Providence, Canada.
  • 14th August 2012 – Thousands of dead Fish discovered along 5.5km of Kiltha River in Ireland.
  • 14th August 2012 – Mysterious disease kills 68 cattle in Pakistan.
  • 13th August 2012 – Mysterious illness killing Elk and tens of thousands of wild birds in Sweden.
  • 13th August 2012 – Hundreds of Thousands of dead Fish on beaches from Matagorda to Dead Fish on BeachesGalveston, Texas.
  • 13th August 2012 – First ever mass Fish die-off along shores of Pago Bay in Guam.
  • 11th August 2012 – Thousands of Earthworms found dead in parking lot in Komatsu city Ishikawa, Japan.
  • 10th August 2012 – 200 TONNE Fish die-off on the Zi River in China.
  • 10th August 2012 – 500 TONNES of Salmon to be killed due to virus outbreak in Vancouver, Canada.
  • 10th August 2012 – Mass Fish death a “mystery” on a coastal region of Japan.
  • 10th August 2012 – 3,000 Fish killed by pollution in Scarborough, United Kingdom.
  • 9th August 2012 – Hundreds of Crabs washing ashore dead on Tiana and Shinnecock Bay in America.
  • 9th August 2012 – Mass Die-Off of Shrimp is a “mystery” in Vietnam.
  • 9th August 2012 – 20,000 dead Fish in Lake Contrary, Missouri, America.
  • 8th August 2012 – 786,000 Chickens dead, 41,000 ducks dead and over 300 Pigs dead in South Korea.
  • 7th August 2012 – 900 Birds found dead in Minnesota, America.
  • 7th August 2012 – Large Fish kill on the Neuse River in North Carolina, America.
  • 6th August 2012 – UPDATE: 167 Peacocks now dead from Ranikheit disease in Pakistan.
  • 6th August 2012 – Thousands of dead fish in a lake in Srinagar, India.
  • 6th August 2012 – Major Fish kill along 4km of the Dunleer River in Ireland.
  • 5th August 2012 – 40,000 Sturgeon and thousands of other Fish dead in Iowa and other Central States in America.
  • 4th August 2012 – 66,800 Birds killed by bird flu in Vietnam.
  • 3rd August 2012 – 340 Bison dead in largest ever Anthrax outbreak in Fort Providence, Canada.
  • 3rd August 2012 – 3,000 Fish found dead on Petit Jean River in Arkansas, America.
  • 3rd August 2012 – Massive Bird kill on beaches of Bandon, Oregon, America.
  • 3rd August 2012 – Massive Fish kills right across America.
  • 3rd August 2012 – 150 Sheep and Goats killed by virus in Pakistan.
  • 31st July 2012 – Dozens of Baby Turtles found dead on beach in Cayman Brac,  TurtlesIslands.
  • 31st July 2012 – At least 20 Deer found dead in Stone Mountain State Park in America.
  • 30th July 2012 – UPDATE: 100 Peacocks now dead in Pakistan.
  • 30th July 2012 – UPDATE: 5 MILLION Birds now killed due to flu virus in Mexico.
  • 30th July 2012 – 4,000 Fish dead in Ascot Waters Marina, Australia.
  • 29th July 2012 – Thousands of dead Fish found in the Colorado River, America.
  • 27th July 2012 – 2,500 Fish found dead in Doe Park Reservoir in Bradford, England.
  • 26th July 2012 – Fish kill in a canal in Plantation, Florida, America.
  • 25th July 2012 – 30 Turtles wash up dead on Pavana dam in India.
  • 24th July 2012 – 100 Turtles wash up with 20 dead on beaches in Uraguay.
  • 23rd July 2012 – 50 dead Peacocks is a “mystery” in Pakistan.
  • 23rd July 2012 – Fish kill found on Big Sandy Lake in Minnesota, America.
  • 23rd July 2012 – Thousands of dead Fish wash ashore on Ma-Me-O Beach, Alberta, Canada.
  • 23rd July 2012 – Thousands of dead Fish wash ashore on Volusia’s beaches, Daytona, America.
  • 22nd July 2012 – Massive Fish kill on Lake Erie in Ohio, America.
  • 21st July 2012 – 1,700 Cattle and 105,000 Turkeys killed by heat in South Dakota and Minnesota, America.
  • 21st July 2012 – Thousands of fish washing ashore dead on Lake Elsinore in California, America.
  • 20th July 2012 – 300 Birds found dead on Agate Beach in Oregon, America.
  • 20th July 2012 – 1300 Animals dead from virus outbreak in Kenya.
  • 20th July 2012 – Thousands of dead Fish line beaches in Piney Point, Maryland, America.
  • 20th July 2012 – Large number of dead Fish in Shangqiu City Lake in China.
  • 19th July 2012 – Hundreds of Frogs found dead in Chesterfield Lake, Missouri, America.
  • 19th July 2012 – UPDATE: 3.8 Million Birds now killed due to flu virus in Mexico.
  • 17th July 2012 – MILLIONS of “weird”, and “unknown” Crab like creatures wash onto beaches, either dead or dying in Hawaii.
  • 17th July 2012 – 17 Seal Pups wash ashore dead around the Bay of Firth in Scotland.
  • 17th July 2012 – 200 TONS of Fish have died in Egypt.
  • 17th July 2012 – 10,000 Fish found dead in River in Liu Yueqing City, China.
  • 16th July 2012 – 100,000 dead Fish found in Lam Taklong creek in Nakhon Ratchasima Province, Thailand.
  • 16th July 2012 – Mass Fish death in south lake of Wuhan, China.
  • 14th July 2012 – 512 Penguins wash up dead on Rio Grande do Sul beaches in Brazil.
  • 13th July 2012 – 450,000 Salmon to be killed due to virus outbreak in Newfoundland, Canada.
  • 12th July 2012 – Tens of thousands of Fish dying and many birds dying in Horicon Marsh America.
  • 12th July 2012 – Thousands of Fish found dead in the Avis Dam in Namibia, Africa.
  • 12th July 2012 – 6,500 dead Fish in Twin Lakes in North Carolina America.
  • 12th July 2012 – Thousand of dead fish found on the Vermilion River in Illinois America.
  • 11th July 2012 – 58,000 Fish kill on the Des Moines River in Iowa America.
  • 11th July 2012 – 40 acres of Pond with dead Fish in Xindong village China.
  • 11th July 2012 – 2.5 Million Birds now killed from flu virus in Mexico.
  • 11th July 2012 – 19,000 Fish dead in Lake Odessa America.
  • 11th July 2012 – Thousands of small Fish washing up dead on Northwest Coast of Ireland.
  • 10th July 2012 – Another 23 Bison found dead, making total of 151 deaths in Fort Providence Mass Bison Deaths CanadaCanada.
  • 10th July 2012 – Dozens of dead Birds found in Illinois America.
  • 10th July 2012 – Lobster mass die-off continues in Connecticut America.
  • 9th July 2012 – 28 Dead Seals. Unusual high number of deaths this year. “The Seals look terrible” Netherlands.
  • 9th July 2012 – 450,000 Salmon to be killed due to virus outbreak in Newfoundland Canada.
  • 9th July 2012 – “Catastrophic” Fish kill on Geneva Lake, also over 200 Pike dead on Fountain Lake in Minnesota America.
  • 8th July 2012 – “Mysterious” mass Salmon deaths at Marlborough Farm, New Zealand.
  • 8th July 2012 – Thousands of dead Fish found in Arugam Bay, Sri Lanka.
  • 7th July 2012 – Thousands of dead Fish found floating on Godavari River, India.
  • 7th July 2012 – Over 50 Ducks and Geese found dead in Ohio, leaving locals baffled, America.
  • 6th July 2012 – 128 Bison found dead in Fort Providence Canada.
  • 6th July 2012 – 560 Wild Animals killed by flooding in Kaziranga India.
  • 6th July 2012 – Many thousands of dead Fish found in Silver Lake, Delaware America.
  • 6th July 2012 – Mass Fish kill on Salt River in Arizona.
  • 6th July 2012 – Fish kill in Trout River, Prince Edward Island, Canada.
  • 6th July 2012 – Fish kill in Patoka River, Indiana.
  • 6th July 2012 – Mass Oyster deaths: 60 Million snout otter clams dead, leaving farmers broke in Quang Ninh Vietnam.
  • 5th July 2012 – Mass Fish kill due to volcanic eruption near the Canary Islands.
  • 5th July 2012 – Fish kill on Century Village Lakes in Florida.
  • 5th July 2012 – Fish kill on Roy Lake in South Dakota.
  • 5th July 2012 – Thousands of Fish found dead in James River in Lamoure North Dakota.
  • 5th July 2012 – Over 20 dead Birds (Egrets) found in Rockport Texas.
  • 4th July 2012 – Thousands of Fish found dead on Dexter City Lake in Missouri America.
  • 3rd July 2012 – 14 TONS of dead Fish found in Changshou Reservoir in China.
  • 3rd July 2012 – Major Fish kill: Hundreds of thousands of Fish dead in Lake Wichita Texas.
  • 3rd July 2012 – Hundreds of Fish found floating dead in Upstate Lake South Carolina.
  • 3rd July 2012 – Fish Kill: Catfish die-off on Lake Buffum near Fort Meade Florida.
  • 3rd July 2012 – 2,300 dead Fish washed ashore on South River in Butts County, Georgia America.
  • 2nd July 2012 – Thousands of Fish dead in Chautauqua Lake in Havana Cuba.
  • 2nd July 2012 – Thousands of Chickens killed due to Bird Flu outbreak in Xinjiang China.
  • 2nd July 2012 – 10,000 Fish dead in South Knoxville Pond in Tennessee America.
  • 2nd July 2012 – 18 mass Fish kills have happened in past 2 months in Periyar River in India.
  • 1st July 2012 – Mass Fish deaths in Fujian Jinjiang Cizao Reservoir, China.
  • 30th June 2012 – 1,000,000 Birds died or culled at 129 Farms due to Avian Flu in Mexico.
  • 29th June 2012 – Hundreds of dead Fish line the banks of Pottersburg Creek in Ontario Canada.
  • 29th June 2012 – 73 Turtles wash ashore dead, scientists concerned, in Australia.
  • 28th June 2012 – Fish die-off in Platte River in Nebraska.
  • 28th June 2012 – Fish kill in river Vartry in Wicklow Ireland.
  • 26th June 2012 – 200,000 Bird deaths at three farms in Mexico.
  • 26th June 2012 – Over 75,000 Goats killed by a disease epidemic in Congo.
  • 26th June 2012 – Thousands of dead Sardines wash ashore on Taboga Island in Panama.
  • 26th June 2012 – Fish kill in Wisconsin Counties
  • 25th June 2012 – Several thousand fish dead in a lake in Georgia America.
  • 25th June 2012 – Thousands of Fish die in Gomti River India.
  • 23rd June 2012 – Mass Cattle death a “mystery” in Elgin Texas.
  • 23rd June 2012 – 67 Birds found dead at Kanaha Pond Wildlife Sanctuary Hawaii.
  • 22nd June 2012 – Mass deaths of Horses and Cattle due to snake bites in Kiev Ukraine. Link (Russian)
  • 22nd June 2012 – Fish kill on Lake Odessa in Louisa County America.
  • 21st June 2012 – Dead turtles washing ashore along Delaware and New Jersey coasts, scientists not sure why in America.
  • 21st June 2012 – 150 Birds washing up dead or dying on East Florida beaches in America.
  • 20th June 2012 – 750 Bee Hives poisoned killing thousands of Bees in New South Wales Australia.
  • 20th June 2012 – Hundreds to Thousands of fish washing ashore dead on Sutherland Reservoir Nebraska.
  • 19th June 2012 – 17 dead Seals wash ashore in Parnu Estonia.
  • 19th June 2012 – Hundreds of dead Fish found in Red Hill Creek Canada.
  • 19th June 2012 – Fish die-off at Buffalo Pound Lake in Canada.
  • 19th June 2012 – Over 4,000 Fish found dead in River Nene England.
  • 16th June 2012 – Fish kill in Big Birch Lake in Todd County Minnesota.
  • 15th June 2012 – Fish kill found in canal near lake Manitoba in Canada.
  • 15th June 2012 – Mass death of Sardines (about 10,000) found in Kanagawa Japan.
  • 14th June 2012 – 130 Sea Birds found dead in Australia.
  • 11th June 2012 – Fish kill along 1.5Km of the Chovva Canal in India.
  • 9th June 2012 – 40 TONS of dead Fish in a pond in township of Guangzhou China.
  • 8th June 2012 – Large number of dead Fish found in East Lake Park China.
  • 7th June 2012 – 200 TONNES of dead Sardine washed up in port of Ohara in Japan.
  • 7th June 2012 – Hundreds of Birds found dead in East Melbourne Australia.
  • 6th June 2012 – Over 100,000 mass Fish die-off in Feidong Ning Kong (sic) Reservoir China.
  • 6th June 2012 – Mystery surrounds massive Fish kill in Coevorden Netherlands.
  • 6th June 2012 – Over 10,000 dead Carp found in Blue Springs Lake, Missouri.
  • 6th June 2012 – 5,000 dead Fish in a lake is a mystery, UK.
  • 5th June 2012 – Alarming Reindeer Die Off on St Paul Island in Alaska.
  • 5th June 2012 – Thousands of Dead fish found in Imperial Lakes in Florida.
  • 5th June 2012 – 2500 Fish dead in Swan River in Australia.
  • 31st May 2012 – Thousands of Fish dying along coast of Burma.
  • 30th May 2012 – Large Fish die-off in a Lagoon in Chacahua Mexico.
  • 30th May 2012 – 500 Fish die in Canal in England.
  • 30th May 2012 – Thousands more Fish turning up dead in Maryland.
  • 30th May 2012 – Red tide Kills 55 Million Abalone in China.
  • 29th May 2012 – Mass Fish death – 13,000 Fish found in Ohatchee Alabama.
  • 27th May 2012 – Entire Fish Farm stock to be killed after virus found for first time in waters of Washington State.
  • 25th May 2012 – 10 TONS of dead Fish found in Laguna de Bay Philippines.
  • 25th May 2012 – 300 Dolphins wash up dead during past several weeks raising concern in the Black Sea Russia.
  • 25th May 2012 – Thousands of Shellfish found dead in Peru.
  • 25th May 2012 – 540 Antelopes die in Kasakhstan.
  • 24th May 2012 – Thousands of Fish found dead in a pond in Sichuan China.
  • 24th May 2012 – Hundreds of Fish found dead in Briar Creek in North Carolina.
  • 23rd May 2012 – 60,000 – 100,000 dead Fish in three Creeks in Maryland USA.
  • 21st May 2012 – Thousands of the “most resilient species of fish” found dead on Mula-Mutha River banks in India.
  • 20th May 2012 – Hundreds of Fish found dead at Clear Lake in Minnesota.
  • 20th May 2012 – Large Fish kill reported in Sanya Egret Park China.
  • 19th May 2012 – 500,000 Salmon destroyed after virus found in fish farm in Vancouver Canada.
  • 17th May 2012 – Mass Bee deaths – “Staggering losses” reported in Minnesota, Nebraska and Ohio USA.
  • 17th May 2012 – Mystery surrounds 34 Dead Deer on Greater Qiu Islet in Taiwan.
  • 17th May 2012 – Over 8 TONS of Fish poisoned in Guiyang China.
  • 16th May 2012 – Fish kill in Arcadia Lake in Oklahoma.
  • 15th May 2012 – Over 10,000 Fish dead in Guanzhou China.
  • 14th May 2012 – Another Fish kill in Lake Bito in MacArthur Town Philippines.
  • 14th May 2012 – Thousands of farmed Fish found dead in ponds in Nanjundapuram village India.
  • 13th May 2012 – Mass Fish death reported in Pathalam belt in River Periyar in India.
  • 12th May 2012 – 500 Fish have died in Eichbaum lake in Germany.
  • 12th May 2012 – 2,300 Birds found dead on beaches in Chile.
  • 10th May 2012 – Fish kill in South Negril River in Jamaica.
  • 10th May 2012 – UPDATE: 5,000 Birds found dead on beaches in Peru.
  • 10th May 2012 – 550 TONS of dead Salmon in Norway.
  • 10th May 2012 – Thousands of dead Fish washing up on the shores of Lake Simcoe in Canada.
  • 8th May 2012 – 12 TONS of Fish found dead in Chengdu, Sichuan China.
  • 8th May 2012 – Hundreds of dead fish in Brake Lake, Perry County America.
  • 8th May 2012 – Low numbers of Muttonbirds returning to NZ is “most unusual event” in 20 years studying these birds New Zealand.
  • 7th May 2012 – Fish kill in Kuwait Bay in Kuwait.
  • 6th May 2012 – Mass Fish death found in Heritage Park Pond in Massachusetts.
  • 5th May 2012 – 50,000 Fish found dead in a pond in Shenzhen in China.
  • 5th May 2012 – Mass Bird death discovered in waste water in Finland.
  • 4th May 2012 – A local “phenomena” with numerous dead fish appearing on the same day in Spain.
  • 4th May 2012 – 2 TONS of dead Fish found in a River in Jinzhou China.
  • 4th May 2012 – Mass Fish kill found in Muttar River causing panic in India.
  • 3rd May 2012 – Dead Fish are washing up on shore of Lake Houston in America.
  • 2nd May 2012 – Large number of fish found dead in River in China.
  • 2nd May 2012 – Many dead Fish washing up dead in Village causing panic in Turkey.
  • 30th April 2012 – Hundreds of Bull RedFish found dead in Alabama.
  • 28th April 2012 – 1200 Pelicans found dead in Peru.
  • 27th April 2012 – Mass Fish kill on Lake Elsinore in California.
  • 26th April 2012 – Mysterious Death of possibly thousands of Storks in Thailand.
  • 25th April 2012 – 11,000 dead Fish found in River in Kettering, America.
  • 25th April 2012 – 28,000 dead Fish found in River in Strongsville, America.
  • 25th April 2012 – Porpoises dying in alarming numbers, causing concerns of a local “ecological catastrophe” in China.
  • 25th April 2012 – 4 Dolphins wash ashore dead at Bandra Bandstand in India.
  • 22nd April 2012 – Thousands more Fish wash ashore dead in Pakistan.
  • 19th April 2012 – Thousands of Fish, also Cows and Dogs killed in Pakistan.
  • 17th April 2012 – Thousands of fish (30 species) dead in a creek in Tennesse.
  • 17th April 2012 – Thousands of fish continue to turn up dead in the Zandvlei Estuary in South Africa.
  • 17th April 2012 – Several thousand Fish found dead in River in India.
  • 17th April 2012 – Thousands of Dead Fish found floating in Pond in India.
  • 16th April 2012 – Mass Livestock deaths in Kyrgyzstan.
  • 13th April 2012 – Mass Bees falling dead in Canyon Country California.
  • 13th April 2012 – Hundreds of dead Fish litter Ocean Floor in Durban South Africa.
  • 11th April 2012 – 300 more Dolphins found dead on beaches in Peru.
  • 11th April 2012 – 14,000 Fish dead in Creek in Missouri.
  • 9th April 2012 – Thousands of fish found dead in Lake in India.
  • 9th April 2012 – 3 Whales wash up dead in India.
  • 6th April 2012 – Over 50 Turtles wash ashore dead in India.
  • 6th April 2012 – Thousands of Dead Fish found in waterway in Malaysia.
  • 5th April 2012 – Thousands of Dead Fish found floating in Ganga river in India.
  • 4th April 2012 – 615 Dolphins Found Dead on Beaches in Peru.
  • 4th April 2012 – Over 100 Dead Catfish found in Boyne River Australia.
  • 3rd April 2012 – Thousands of Dolphins are dying in Gulf of Mexico.
  • 1st April 2012 – 9,000 Livestock killed by Foot and Mouth Disease in Egypt.
  • 1st April 2012 – 3,000 Dolphins have washed up dead this year in Peru.
  • 30th March 2012 – Hundreds of Birds Killed in Hail storm in Texas.
  • 29th March 2012 – 10,000 Geese and Waterfowl dead in Siskiyou County America.
  • 20th March 2012 – Thousands of dead Fish wash up on riverbank in Singapore.
  • 20th March 2012 – Thousands of dead Fish found in River in Minnesota.
  • 17th March 2012 – 4 beached Whales die in East China.
  • 13th March 2012 – Tens of Thousands of Salmon deaths a “mystery” in Marlborough New Zealand.
  • 13th March 2012 – 5,000 Fish found dead in a lake in Malaysia.
  • 12th March 2012 – Disease Kills 170 Chickens in South Africa.
  • 9th March 2012 – Dozens of birds drop dead in University grounds in Florida.
  • 8th March 2012 – 34 Dolphins wash up dead along coast in Texas.
  • 4th March 2012 – 400 Grey Seals found dead off Cape Breton in Australia.
  • 3rd March 2012 – Many Little Penguins Dying in Perth, Australia.
  • 2nd March 2012 – Thousands of Jellyfish wash ashore in Texas.
  • 1st March 2012 – 800kg dead fish found in Cyprus.
  • NOTE: During 2011 – Record number (335) of Sea Otters either found dead or ill along California coast in America.
  • 28th February 2012 – Over 20,000 Chickens dead in Dharke in Nepal.
  • 27th February 2012 – Thousands of fish found dead at nature reserve in UK.
  • 25th February 2012 – 60 Gulls found dead in New Zealand.
  • 21st February 2012 – 3,000 Tuna Fish found dead off coast of Dubai.
  • 21st February 2012 – 25 Rare Turtles wash up dead in Bangladesh.
  • 18th February 2012 – Thousands of Lambs being killed by incurable virus in the UK.
  • 16th February 2012 – Tonnes of dead Fish wash ashore in Somalia.
  • 15th February 2012 – 100 dead birds found along highway in Maryland America.
  • 9th February 2012 – Over 200 Dolphins wash up dead in Peru.
  • 9th February 2012 – 800 dead Birds found in Christchurch New Zealand.
  • 7th February 2012 – Dozens of dead Birds found on beach in Florida.
  • 6th February 2012 – Tens of Thousands of Birds to be “culled” due to H5N1 virus in Nepal and India.
  • 3rd February 2012 – Thousands of Fish wash up dead in Nigeria.
  • 3rd February 2012 – 100 Pigeons found dead in South Dakota.
  • 3rd February 2012 – 1,000 Fish found dead floating in two ponds in Virginia.
  • 31st January 2012 – 800 Star Fish found dead on beach in Japan.
  • 31st January 2012 – Massive Fish death in Philippines.
  • 27th January 2012 – 64 Dolphins and Porpoises found dead along the Atlantic Coast.
  • 27th January 2012 – 10,000 Fish found dead in Japan.
  • 27th January 2012 – 12 Dolphins wash up dead in Louisiana.
  • 24th January 2012 – 5,000 Fish found dead in Perth’s River in Australia.
  • UPDATE: 85 Dolphins beached, 61 dead in Cape Cod in America.
  • 24th January 2012 – 82 Whales dead in New Zealand.
  • 22nd January 2012 – Hundreds of dead Birds found in India.
  • 21st January 2012 – 4 Whales found dead on beach in New Zealand.
  • 19th January 2012 – 20,000 Birds killed by oil spill in New Zealand.
  • 19th January 2012 – 3 TONNES of dead Fish wash ashore in Somalia.
  • NOTE: During the past 6 years, 6.7 MILLION Bats have died from White Nose Disease in America.
  • 16th January 2012 – 53 Fur Seals found dead on Beach in Australia.
  • 14th January 2012 – 30 Dolphins beach, 20 dead in Cape Cod in America.
  • 11th January 2012 – Hundreds of dead Fish wash ashore in The Bahamas.
  • 10th January 2012 – 2000 Chickens dead in India.
  • 10th January 2012 – Large number of dead fish found floating across 3km of river in China.
  • 9th January 2012 – Hundreds of Wildlife Animals found dead in Zimbabwe.
  • 9th January 2012 – Dozens of Turtles found dead in Florida.
  • 8th January 2012 – Thousands of Deer have died during past few months in Northern Plains in America.
  • 7th January 2012 – Thousands of Dead Fish found floating in the Gholani River in India.
  • 7th January 2012 – 7 Whales become stranded and die in New Zealand.
  • 7th January 2012 – Thousands of Fish found dead in California.
  • 5th January 2012 – 3000 Dead Fish in Ghana.
  • 4th January 2012 – Oil soaked birds washing up dead on Western Isles of Scotland.
  • 2nd January 2012 – 20 TONNES of Fish wash up dead on beach in Norway.
  • 1st January 2012 – 200 Blackbirds found dead in Arkansas USA.

Thanks for sharing this alarming information, Nancy @ChicagoWatchtower. God help us all.

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CSU Developing Test For Chronic Wasting Disease

Deadly Disease Spreading Through Infectious Waste

New research at Colorado State University could yield better testing for chronic wasting disease, which affects wildlife and other animals in several states (and now Norway), say CSU scientists. The CSU study is developing and evaluating a more sensitive test for the disease, including the potential to test for infection in live animals, animal products and the environment. The CSU project is being funded by the Denver-based Morris Animal Foundation.

chronic wasting disease

Chronic wasting disease strikes deer, moose and elk and is related to similar diseases in cattle and sheep. It is a primary concern for hunters and wildlife ranchers and has spread to 19 states, two Canadian provinces and one Asian country, says CSU.

The research is aimed at prions, rogue proteins that cause the family of diseases that include chronic wasting disease – or CWD. The diseases are known as spongiform encephalopathies. While the Morris Animal Foundation-funded study would be the first in several steps to develop and evaluate a potential new test, it will look at a method that shows promise in detecting a wider array of prions at lower levels than are currently detected. The research could allow the detection of CWD prions in live animals, animal products and the environment.

land application sewage sludge

“Developing this test may eventually lead to a more rapid and sensitive test for CWD,” said Ed Hoover, a CSU veterinarian and researcher with 30 years of experience in research infectious diseases of animals. “But, just as significantly, it may lead to a substantial gain in our understanding of how prions spread, survive in natural habitats, and impact animal and public health.”

Currently, CWD can only be identified either by testing brain tissue after an animal is deceased or by surgical sampling and testing lymphatic tissues. While researchers don’t know exactly how CWD is passed from animal to animal, CSU scientists discovered that bodily fluids such as saliva, blood, urine and feces harbor infectious prions. They essentially contaminate the environment until they die and then threaten the life of any creature that consumes them after death.

biosolids land application and disease

Animals can then be exposed by direct contact with an infected animal or by contact with a contaminated environment. CWD is unstoppable.

Once unleashed on the environment, prions remain infectious. They migrate, mutate and multiply as they infect crops, water supplies and more.

Deer, elk, moose and reindeer are now contracting prion disease from humans. To help cloak the epidemic, it’s called chronic wasting disease (CWD). Deer with CWD are proverbial canaries in a coal mine. They are being killed by government sharpshooters to help cover up the problem.

Wastewater treatment plants, for example, are spreading infectious waste (prions) far and wide because they are incapable of stopping prions. All by-products and discharges from wastewater treatment plants are infectious waste, which are contributing to the global epidemic of neurodegenerative disease among humans, wildlife and livestock. Sewage treatment plants can’t detect or stop prions. Just ask the U.S. EPA and the industry trade organization—the Wastewater Effluent Federation. Sewage sludge (biosolids) and wastewater reclamation are causing widespread contamination.

Crops for humans and livestock grown grown in sewage sludge absorb prions and become infectious. We’re all vulnerable to Alzheimer’s and other forms of prion disease right now due to widespread denial and mismanagement. It’s time to stop the land application of sewage sludge (LASS) in all nations.

Read more about CWD http://www.denverpost.com/breakingnews/ci_19113245#ixzz2JxJCBwQI

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Crossbow Communications specializes in issue management and public affairs. Alzheimer’s disease, Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease, chronic wasting disease and the prion disease epidemic is an area special expertise. Please contact Gary Chandler to join our coalition for reform gary@crossbow1.com.