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Chronic wasting disease (CWD) is a sister disease to mad cow (bovine spongiform encephalopathy-BSE ) -- just as Alzheimer's and CJD (Creutzfeldt Jakob) are similar human prion diseases. Six million US Alzheimer's victims shed infectious prions to public sewers in their urine and feces. Meat packers and renderers discharge animal prion wastes to public sewers. Prions are found in human and animal mucus, blood, saliva, urine and feces. University of Wisconsin prion expert, Dr. Joel Pedersen, found that the wastewater treatment process does not inactivate prions - it reconcentrates them in the sludge. http://www.alzheim ers-prions.com/ South Caroline should reevaluate its enthusiasm for sewer sludge spreading: The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has identified infectious human and animal prions as emerging pathogenic contaminants of concern in sewage sludge "biosolids ".: www.sludgevictims. com/prions/PRIONS- EPA-EMERGINGCONTAM INANTSINSLUDGEBIO. pdf South Carolina sewage sludge is spread on cropland and grazing fields shared by deer and livestock. The so-called 'species barrier' between deer and livestock and deer and humans, is NOT foolproof: USDA/Agricultural Research Service (ARS) found that 86% of livestock IC inoculated with CWD prions from infected white-tailed deer went on to develop prion disease. www.ars.usda.gov/r esearch/publicatio ns/publications.ht m?seq_no_115=27721 2 CDC article on the many hunters and game eaters who have developed prion diseases: www.alzheimers-pri ons.com/pdf/CDC-PR IONDISEASEVICTIMS- .pdf Dr. Pedersen found prions can become 680 times more infectious when bound to certain soil minerals and survive for years. Human prions are 100,000 times more infectious than animal prions. In the July 3, 2010 issue of VETERINARY RECORD, Dr. Pedersen stated: “Finally, the disposal of sludge was considered to represent the greatest risk of spreading (prion) infectivity to other premises.” Helane Shields, Alton, NH hshields@tds.net www.alzheimers-pri ons.com/  (Jun 26, 2013 | post #1)

Waste Management

Reader Commentary: Let DEQ know concerns about biosolids ...

If Virginia Counties opposed to sludge spreading can find a competent, courageous lawyer to file a Petition for Declaratory Judgment in Federal Court they will win local control. Federal Sludge Rules clearly and unambiguously state that communities can enact LOCAL sludge rules more stringent than federal sludge rules. Federal law trumps state law. The Commonwealth of Virginia and even so-called "Dillon's Rule" do not have the power to supersede or overrule federal law. The tiny County of Wahkiakum (pop.4000) just won a victory over the State of Washington, Dept. of Ecology, in defending their local ordinance to ban Class B sewage sludge. The County cited federal sludge laws to support their position. http://tdn.com/new s/local/wahkiakum- county-notches-win -in-fight-with-sta te-over-biosolids/ article_b719530c-1 4f5-11e2-8c0b-001a 4bcf887a.html Read the federal 'local control" sludge laws yourself. http://sludgevicti ms.com/local-deter mination.html It is time for Virginia Counties to rise up against the sludge bullies who are forcing toxic, pathogenic sewage sludge from urban and industrial sources on unwilling rural communities. Virginia sludge victims: http://sludgevicti ms.com/States/Virg inia_sludge_victim s.html Helane Shields, Alton, NH sludge researcher since 1996 hshields@tds.net  (Oct 15, 2012 | post #1)