State Human Health Risk Evaluation of sludge/biosolids carcinogens Ignored in North Carolina
Why would the State of North Carolina claim it has an interest in protecting its citizens, then knowingly
permit toxic carcinogenic contaminated sludge to be dumped on its citizens? Is it simply following the
Powell Tate public relations formula for destroying public health.
Does the NCDENR have that much control over public health and politics?
In 2005, the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services Division of Public Health ·
Epidemiology Section completed a study on: Human Health Risk Evaluation of Land Application of Sewage
In 2005, Douglas S. Campbell, MD. MPH, Head, Occupational & Environmental Epidemiology Branch
requested that scientific recommendations in the study be incorporated into land application
Since 2005, the North Carolina Department of Environment and Natural Resources has ignored the
recommendations even though Table 2 ,of the study lists the carcinogens, (suspected and confirmed
animal and human), that have been found in Land Applied Sludges. The carcinogenic metals listed are:
Arsenic, Beryllium, Cadmium, Chromium VI, Lead, Nickel.
The FIRST public meeting ever held in North Carolina on sludge will be in Burlington on 5/13/08. The question is, will
the NC Director of Public Health be there to defend this paper and request its recommendations be included in the
Burlington permit and all future land application permits in NC.
PRECAUTIONARY ACTION SHOULD BE MANDATORY FOR RECLAIMED WATER AND SLUDGE BIOSOLIDS
FROM SEWAGE IN NORTH CAROLINA