EBOLA VIRUS BEING RELEASED TO ATLANTA SEWAGE TREATMENT PLANT.
Also in Omaha, Houston and New York City
By Jim Bynum
"Ebola Patients Brought to Emory University Hospital in Atlanta", after The Federal Public Health Service had assured
the public that it is a Biosafety Level 4 treatment center as required by CDC. It appears to meet the CDC standard for
containment of aerosols in hospitals, but offers no safety for aerosols generated during sewage treatment to plant
workers, sludge (biosolids) haulers, or those exposed to Filoviruses (ebola) in reclaimed sewage effluent used as
irrigation on parks, school grounds ((Emory uses 400,000 gallons of reclaimed sewage water a day) and food crops
as well as the users of sewage sludge (biosolids) used for the same purposes. This could wind up in the air or on your
vegetables as fertilizer or in your drinking water.
Currently, scientists do not fully understand how ebola is spread in the environment and between people. Furthermore,
they do not understand the after affects, "West Africans fortunate to survive Ebola may go on to develop what's being
called "post-Ebola syndrome," characterized by vision loss and long-term poor health, a doctor told a World health
Laboratories are required to disinfect all hazardous pathogenic (infectious) waste before releasing the waste into the
environment for Disposal however, in this case some misinformed Military Officer within the Federal Public
Health Service (yes, it is a military organization embedded within every federal health protection agency) assured the
doctors that general waste management practices at a sewage treatment plant will kill any virus in blood, shit or urine
that’s flushed into the waste water system. Emory's new reclaimed public sewer wastewater recovery plant only requires
that the final reused sewage water have less than 23 "Most Probable Number (MPN) per 100ml" of thermotolerant
ENTEROBACTERIACEAE when the sample is tested at 112.1°F. To make the comparison simple, you would be dead at
an internal temperature above 108°F. The Enterobacteriaceae are the gram negative bacteria playfully called coliform
by industry and regulators that enjoy prolific growth by doubling every 20 minutes at less than 100°F. The
thermotolerant test for one small isolated group of bacteria has no sanitary significance for viruses or any other
pathogen. However, it does indicate there are dangerous pathogen in the recovered sewage water.
It would appear several federal laws have been ignored such as 42 U.S. Code § 6903 in disposing of waste in sewers.
[(5) The term “hazardous waste” means a solid waste, or combination of solid wastes, which because of its quantity,
concentration, or physical, chemical, or infectious characteristics may—
(A) cause, or significantly contribute to an increase in mortality or an increase in serious irreversible, or incapacitating
reversible, illness; or
(B) pose a substantial present or potential hazard to human health or the environment when improperly treated, stored,
transported, or disposed of, or otherwise managed.
Ebola meets these parameters of hazardous waste alone or in sewage.
Biosafety Level 3 (BSL 3): indigenous or exotic agents which may cause serious or potentially lethal disease as a result
of exposure by the inhalation route (applicable to clinical, diagnostic, teaching, research or production facilities)
Biosafety Level 4 (BSL 4): dangerous and exotic agents which pose a high individual risk of aerosol-transmitted
laboratory infections and life-threatening disease
Viruses assigned to Biosafety Level 4 include Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever, Ebola, Junin, Lassa fever, Machupo,
Marburg, and tick-borne encephalitis virus complex (including Absettarov, Hanzalova, Hypr, Kumlinge, Kyasanur Forest
disease, Omsk hemorrhagic fever, and Russian Spring-Summer encephalitis).
Accidents have happened in Biosafety Level 4 laboratories so it is not surprising that a nurse not trained or equipped to
handle biosafety 4 disease organisms was infected in Dallas.
If Filoviruses such as Ebola are in Sewage, it will survive in the Effluent == Reclaimed water and Sludge
Even inactivated viruses are subjected to reactivation.
The one smoking gun you hear little about is virus that infect bacteria and the treatment of sewage waste is
accomplished by bacteria. EPA's Mark Meckes documented in 1982 that more antibiotic resistant bacteria was released
from treatment plants than entered it. According to the latest EPA research, there is no way to actually measure the
pathogens in sewage waste which are removed as viable biofilms: "Kellogg J. Schwab Ph.D.,Johns Hopkins Bloomberg
School of Public Health, Department of Environmental Health Sciences" states:
More about viruses in sewage.
Even more about virus survival here.
Dr Schwab also shows in his EPA presentation that viruses are more hardy than we are led to believe.
•Transmitted via fecal-oral route –predominantly from human waste
•Viruses cannot replicate outside of specific hosts thus they can accumulate but not grow in a biofilm–
Protection from disinfectants –Aggregation of virus
•Enteric viruses are non-enveloped and thus resistant to environmental degradation and chemical inactivation
–Persist for weeks to months in cool aqueous environments
•The infectious dose for most human enteric viruses is very low (10-100 particles) and thus even very low levels
are of public health concern
•There is minimal to no correlation between bacterial indicators and viruses in potable water
How would I know virus infect bacteria? Well, there is a lot of research on the subject. Bacteriophages or bacteria eaters
were discovered in 1915. Special GMO viruses were used to infect GMO bacteria which were used to infect a GMO
tobacco that produced the drug to treat the infected ebola victims. Here is some material safety data sheet information.
The Canadian Public Health Service is a little more forthcoming with it's Material Safety Data Sheet.
SURVIVAL OUTSIDE HOST: The virus can survive in liquid or dried material for a number of days. Infectivity is found to
be stable at room temperature or at 4°C for several days, and indefinitely stable at -70°C). Infectivity can be preserved
by lyophilisation. [a method of drying food or blood plasma or pharmaceuticals or tissue without destroying their physical
INCUBATION PERIOD: Two to 21 days, more often 4 - 9 days.
COMMUNICABILITY: Communicable as long as blood, secretions, organs, or semen contain the virus. Ebola virus has
been isolated from semen 61 days after the onset of illness, and transmission through semen has occurred 7 weeks
after clinical recovery
MODE OF TRANSMISSION: In an outbreak, it is hypothesized that the first patient becomes infected as a result of
contact with an infected animal. In the laboratory, infection through small-particle aerosols has been demonstrated in
primates, and airborne spread among humans is strongly suspected, although it has not yet been conclusively
demonstrated. The importance of this route of transmission is not clear. Poor hygienic conditions can aid the spread of
The first outbreak appeared in the Congo in 1976, just 2 years after Herbert Boyer and Stanley Cohen discovered how
to recombine DNA from different bacteria. Their experimental bacteria were dump down the sewer as Emory University
Hospital is doing with ebola contaminated human waste. It was their considered opinion that E. coli 0157 could not exist
in the environment because the waste treatment process would take care of the problem. Surprise, surprise, it does exist
and getting meaner in our food supply. An even bigger surprise is that like ebola, there are also haemorrhaging
symptoms possible with E. coli 0157.
Sometimes it is easy to forget that the "Surgeon General" is a real military title. In 1912 the name of the Public Health
and Marine Hospital Service shortened to the Public Health Service (PHS) retaining full rank and authority. In 1914, The
total group of gram negative coli-like-bacteria (Enterobacteriaceae, which produce indole gas and/or acid) was first
designated coliform by the Public Health Service. Without considering that we have been observing the guidance of a
military organization, it has been puzzling me why the agencies that are supposed to be protecting our health are still
claiming there is no sanitary significance to these bacteria even though some are listed as bio-terrorism agents. As an
example, "EPA does state they are harmless and 5% of drinking water tests may legally contain coliform without any
further action by the treatment facility."
Now that we know the health agencies are under the control of the federal military it starts to make sense that Emory
doctors were told by the Public Health Service that sewage treatment management practices would take care of the
ebola released from a a civil hospital even though even though it does not meet the level 4 biosafety unit requirements.
It would appear that this advice to Emory can be attributed to CAPT Parham, ATSDR) ,Senior Environmental Health
Scientist of the Public Health Service, in Atlanta. This is especially true since EPA never completed work on its 1982 draft
for control of infectious waste: Draft Manual for Infectious Waste Management SW-957 -- September 1982
These military Public Health Service have a choice of federal agencies where they may be assigned. "Below is a list of
potential Federal agencies and programs where environmental health officers have the greatest likelihood of finding an
assignment – the order is based on the number of officers presently assigned [embedded]. See duty station map for
You need to know that Former Surgeon Generals have complained about political interference. In 2007, GARDINER
HARRIS reported in the New York Times that "Dr. Carmona is one of a growing list of present and former administration
officials to charge that politics often trumped science within what had previously been largely nonpartisan government
health and scientific agencies."
Dr. Kent Brantly and Nancy Writebol contacted Ebola while working in African outbreak. They were brought back to
Emory University Hospital in Atlanta with the understanding they could be treated while at the same time protecting the
American public from exposure. It is telling that the Federal Public Health Service advised Emory University Hospital
ebola could be discharged to a public sewer system rather than CDC, since Ebola is a CDC Category A bio-warfare
Filoviruses are viruses belonging to the family Filoviridae, which is in the order Mononegavirales. These viruses are
single stranded negative sense RNA viruses that target primates. There are two general viruses, the Ebola virus
(Ebolavirus, with four species)  and the Marburg virus (Marburgvirus).
These viruses cause terrible viral hemorrhagic fevers, characterized by massive bleeding from every orifice of the body.
Ebola destroys the immune system in an explosive manner. They have an extremely fast 80-90% mortality rate. The
virus is spread through bodily fluids -- that includes coughing. They are classified by the Centers for Disease Control
and Prevention as Biosafety Level 4 Hazard. This means that they are among the most lethal and destructive viruses
known to man. Safety Requirements: http://www.cdc.gov/biosafety/publications/bmbl5/bmbl5_sect_iv.pdf
According to "WHO", "Ebola first appeared in 1976 in 2 simultaneous outbreaks, in Nzara, Sudan, and in Yambuku,
Democratic Republic of Congo." They would have us believe the virus is never airborne. The bad news is that in 2014,
Professor Yoshihiro Kawaoka at the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s Institute for Influenza Virus Research deliberately
created a new even deadlier flu virus in a level 2 laboratory, funded by the government, that completely evades the
human immune system -- just to see if they could. This type of research is normally done by a highly restricted biological
weapons laboratory. The first known virus bio-weapon was Venezuelan equine encephalitis virus (VEE). They have to
test it some way, somewhere, don't they?
Ebola Patients Brought to Emory University in Atlanta
By Brenda Goodman, MA Reviewed by Michael W. Smith, MD
Extract of story: 8/5/2014
"Bruce Ribner, MD, an infectious disease specialist at Emory who will be caring for both patients, said at a press
conference Friday the hospital has the “environment and expertise to safely care for these patients and offer them the
maximum opportunity for recovery from these infections.”
The containment unit is separated from the rest of the hospital, he said. Staff in the unit, including two nurses who would
care for each patient, and a team of four infectious disease doctors who would oversee their care, have been specially
trained to enter the patients’ rooms.
The air the patients breathe goes through a high-efficiency particulate air (HEPA) filter before it is exhausted outside the
hospital. There is no recirculation of air, so no one who works inside the facility is at risk.
Patients’ bodily waste, including stool, will be flushed into the public sewer system. Ribner said there was
no risk of transmission to the general public, because waste management practices will kill any virus that’s
flushed into waste water.
“The U.S. public health service has established that that is an effective way of dealing with these viruses,” he
said. “Whatever comes out of the public sewer system should not be contagious."
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You have to wonder what the U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps was thinking about to make such a
The mission of the U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps is to protect, promote, and advance the health and
safety of our Nation. As America's uniformed service of public health professionals, the Commissioned Corps achieves
its mission through:
1912—Name of the Public Health and Marine Hospital Service shortened to the Public Health Service (PHS). Legislation
enacted by Congress broadened the powers of the PHS by authorizing investigations into human diseases (such as
tuberculosis, hookworm, malaria, and leprosy), sanitation, water supplies, and sewage disposal.
In 1914 the Federal Public Health Service changed the name of the total group of gram negative coli-like-bacteria
(Enterobacteriaceae, which produce indole gas and/or acid) designating it as coliform when tested at 98.6 degree F, with
no sanitary significance. When the same group of bacteria were tested at 112.1 degree F, any stressed bacteria that
happened to some minor amount of activity were designated as human fecal coliform. The strange part of that test is that
the human body is unlike to produce any bacteria at that temperature since it would generally be dead at an internal
temperature of about 109 degrees F. As an example, "EPA does state they are harmless and 5% of drinking water tests
may legally contain coliform without any further action by the treatment facility."
But we do have to keep up appearances and one hundred years later we are still living with that 1914 lie. In fact, we
depend on that lie to keep the streets free of panic in dealing with food and water contamination.
Todays claim —The Commissioned Corps continues to fulfill its mission to protect and promote the public
health of our Nation. With more than 6,500 active-duty officers, the Corps is working to create a global world
free of preventable disease, sickness, and suffering. http://usphs.gov/aboutus/mission.aspx
The Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR), based in Atlanta, Georgia, is a federal public health
agency within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. ATSDR serves the public by using the best science,
taking responsive public health actions, and providing trusted health information to prevent harmful exposures and
diseases related to toxic substances.
CAPT Parham, Senior Environmental Health Scientist, currently serves as a Senior Environmental Health Scientist with
the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) in Atlanta, GA where he works with ATSDR’s State
Cooperative Agreement Program in the public health evaluation of impacts to communities from hazardous waste sites.
The following information was sent to Emory University Hospital and Department of Health and Human Services
Sent: 8/2/2014 7:35:02 P.M. Central Daylight Time
Subj: You are about to make history
You may not realize it but wastewater treatment is done by bacteria. EPA documented 30 years ago that more antibiotic
resistant bacteria leave the treatment plants than enter them. Sewage sludge is bacterial biofilms attached to fine
particles. The U.S. public health service assured the public in 1914 that coliforms were of no sanitary significance. They
meant the test because a number of the coli-like-forms of gram negative invasive Enterobacteriaceae are now listed as
bioterrorism agents. Yet, 100 years later that is still the claim by EPA and USDA as well as the FDA. http://thewatchers.
“The U.S. public health service has established that that is an effective way of dealing with these viruses,”
he said. “Whatever comes out of the public sewer system should not be contagious."
This is not the first alien organism scientists released into the environment with unintended consequences. In 1974,
Stanley Cohen of Stanford University and Herbert Boyer of the University of California applied for a patent to created
"chimera" (two genetically distinct cell line) bacteria “which could not exist in nature”. Because it was thought the
genetically modified bacteria they worked with could not exist in nature, vast amounts of the experimental chimera were
dumped into the sewer. Now as then, some of the sewage was recycled as a “safe” fertilizer or reclaimed water. In more
recent times sewage water is recycled as “safe” drinking water. Unfortunately, they were very wrong about the bacteria
not being able to exist in nature. The deadly E. coli 0157:H7 can and does exist in nature now. This chimera is unique
because the gene to ferment lactose was removed to prevent discovery by standard E. coli testing procedures. It was
replaced at some point, either by the inventors or by the Naval Biosciences Laboratory at Oakland with a deadly Central
American toxin strain from Shigella, a known neurotoxin gene that cannot be treated with drugs. Antibiotics cause the
bacteria to become extremely toxic with bad outcomes. The CDC’s first reported case of E. coli 0157:H7 infection was a
Naval Officer at Oakland in 1975, just one year after they applied for a patent. The bacterium was not actually identified
until 1986 by scientists at Walter Reed Hospital.
Best of Luck with Dr. Kent Brantly's treatment. I wish him well.
Sent: 8/2/2014 8:28:12 P.M. Central Daylight Time
Subj: VIRUSES in SEWAGE Effluent and Sludge - 1989 (EPA)
Just a short follow up with government data when it was on our side. I am sure you are aware that viruses infect bacteria.
Actually the first case of Filoviruses outside the hospital will prove EPA was right. As a Biosafety Level 4 facility it doesn't
make sense you would discharge to a public sewage system. [Emory is actually a level 2 facility]
VIRUSES in SEWAGE Effluent and Sludge - BIOSOLIDS, Part 503 list -1989
United States Environmental Protection Agency
Health Effects 0122
Research Triangle Park, NC 2771 1
Research and Development EPAl600/S1-871014 Mar. 1988
Occurrence of Pathogens in Distribution and Marketing Municipal Sludges
More than 110 enteric viruses are recognized and may be present in sewage. The list of enteric viruses is increasing
and now includes rotaviruses and the Norwalk viral agent. Most viruses
probably adsorb to the solids in sewage although the adsorption process has
been shown to be type- and strain dependent.
The potential for transmission of viral diseases through sludge reuse programs does exist. Virus
data collected during a compost monitoring program indicated that composting was an effective means of reducing viral
levels. The results also suggested that the composting procedures must be well-defined, with monitoring or process
assurances that all of the composting mass is exposed to
adequate temperature. If not properly controlled, virus survival could occur.
Infective doses for the viruses are thought to be low. Therefore, reasonably thorough virus inactivation is necessary for
home use of sludge products. Once destroyed, enteric viruses cannot reestablish themselves in sludge; regrowth is not
Sent: 8/4/2014 7:22:29 P.M. Central Daylight Time
Subj: Ebola in Atanta sewage should be interesting to observe as it goes in public water supply
Emory claims to be a bio-safety level 4 facility, yet it is going to release untreated ebola viruses to local sewage
treatment plants based on management practices killing the viruses. EPA has documented that the treatment process
does not kill viruses. It would be interesting to know exactly who in the U.S. public health service gave Emory officials
such bad information.
This information was passed on to Emory yesterday. It did not go to upper management because the decision had
already been made. This was just for the record because the sewage sludge is land applied and may be used in
reclaimed water which is contaminated.
Sent: 8/5/2014 11:41:40 A.M. Central Daylight Time
Subj: Where was the U.S. Public Health Service when EPA failed to complete its...
Draft Manual for Infectious Waste Management SW-957 -- September 1982
Apparently, this manual was never finalized after EPA decided to put infectious sewage sludge on agricultural land as
pathogen contaminated sludge is not mentioned. Changing the name to biosolids did not change the nature of the
pathogens in sludge nor did testing the sludge at an elevated temperature..
RCRA defines infectious characteristics of solid waste as hazardous waste.
"Infectious or infective is defined as "capable of producing infection; pertaining to or characterized by the presence of
pathogens" (4) . A pathogen is "any disease-producing microorganism or material" (4). Etiologic agent is defined as "a
viable microorganism or its toxin which causes, or may cause, human disease" (5). The related term "biohazard" — which
is defined as an "infectious agent presenting a risk or potential risk to the well-being of man, either directly through his
infection or indirectly through disruption of his environment" (6) — is commonly used, and the biological hazard symbol
(see Figure 3-1) is used universally to denote the presence of etiologic agents."
Twenty-seven years after this manual was written, EPA still reserves space for listing the following etiologic agents in
the current hazardous waste regulation part 261 Appendix V & VI and a space for the treatment of infectious waste.
Escherichia coli (fecal coliform), and all enteropathogenic serotypes are Etiologic agents.
In 1989 EPA posted a short list of documented disease causing organisms [etiologic agents] in the Federal Register
which are found in sludge - biosolids. http://deadlydeceit.com/1989_503_pathogens.html
However, this list was removed from the final Part 503 Regulation because no one would accept sewage ludge/biosolds
knowing these etiologic agents were in the material causing it to be a hazardous waste.
The gram negative pathogens on the 1989 list are now referred to by the name of the tests, coliform and fecal coliform,
[rather than etiologic agents] which are run at 37 deg C and 44.5 deg C. E. coli is the primary pathogenic bacteria that
still shows some activity at the elevated test temperature. The pathogenic Kelbsiella bacteria also has some activity at
elevated test temperature. These bacteria are also the most sensitive to heat and disinfectant, but they still are not
destroyed by any current treatment process.
Urine and feces are infectious medical laboratory waste -- [but ok on your food crop?]
Some folks could not believe the impossible possibility that "Water from the personnel shower and toilet may be
discharged directly to the sanitary sewer without treatment." All they have to do is read the last sentence of biosafety
level 4 requirements of the WHO and the U.S. Government Public Health Service.
Controlled access. The maximum containment laboratory – Biosafety Level 4 must
be located in a separate building or in a clearly delineated zone within a secure
building. Entry and exit of personnel and supplies must be through an airlock or
pass-through system. On entering, personnel must put on a complete change of
clothing; before leaving, they should shower before putting on their street clothing.
Decontamination of effluents. All effluents from the suit area, decontamination
chamber, decontamination shower, or Class III biological safety cabinet must be
decontaminated before final discharge. Heat treatment is the preferred method.
Effluents may also require correction to a neutral pH prior to discharge. Water
from the personnel shower and toilet may be discharged directly to the sanitary
sewer without treatment.
Biosafety In The Laboratory: Prudent Practices for the Handling and Disposal of Infectious Materials.
Risks to the General Public's Health
Risks to the general public's health can be associated only with indirect modes of transmission, because the public is not
directly exposed to the institutional reservoirs or the infectious waste generated by them. For indirect transmission to
occur, the infectious agent must be capable of survival outside of the reservoir for an extended period of time. There
also must be an opportunity for a susceptible host to be exposed to the agent. Modern sanitation practice, as discussed
in the introduction, minimizes the occurrence of such events. A properly functioning community sanitary landfill, solid
waste incinerator, or municipal sewage treatment facility provides adequate containment and treatment for infectious
waste, even when the waste is introduced without prior treatment.
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