110 Years of Science Ignored by EPA
                        Studies indicate EPA has misled or lied to us for 40 years
Jim Bynum, VP                                                                                                                                      2/2/2010
Help for Sewage Victims

Thirty years ago one section (wastewater) of the EPA Office of Water established a policy to spread deadly disease
causing pathogens as close as possible to humans and animals. Officially, the purpose was an engineering solution to
remove sewage effluents from water as they were known to pollute drinking water. However, the solution led to putting all
of our water at risk. The wastewater section of the Office of Water chose the fecal coliform test as a means of assuring
sewage sludge was safe to use as a fertilizer. This created a problem for the Water Section of the Office of Water as it
used the fecal coliform test to confirm the presence of fresh human feces in drinking water after a failure of the coliform
test. The primary bacteria enumerated by the Fecal Coliform Test are thermotolerant forms of E. coli and Klebsiella.
These are members of the gram negative Family Enterobacteriaceae that are enumerated in the Coliform Test, but
suppressed in the Fecal Coliform Test.  The Family Enterobacteriaceae include 30 disease causing bacteria, many of
which are antibiotic resistant. Yet, EPA's Office of Water must officially claim they do not cause disease.

E. coli was the first bacteria documented to cause disease in humans 110 years ago. Twenty-eight years ago EPA's
Mark Meckes confirmed the creation of antibiotic resistant bacteria by UV light in wastewater treatment plants, but failed
to included the study in EPA's data based. EPA has also documented the regrowth/activation of viable but nonculturable
bacteria in compost and failed to distribute that information, except for microfiche in repository libraries.

It is little wonder EPA refuses to investigate health effects from chimeric bacteria,  antibiotic resistance bacteria,
coliforms as pathogens, reactivation of viable but nonculturable bacteria as well as crop and animal contamination
caused by disease contaminated sewage sludge biological solids (biosolids) and recycled water. EPA has no cost
effective treatment process to destroy pathogens. Moreover, EPA refuses to acknowledge foodborne illness and MRSA
increases correspond to the increase in the promoting and use of treated sewage sludge (biosolids) as a fertilizer.

Antibiotic Resistance and Gene Transfer Studies        2009 -- 1946   (161+ papers)
These studies show antibiotic resistant bacterial research has been in progress since 1946.
EPA's Mark Meckes documented 28 years ago that UV light disinfection  in a wastewater treatment plant amplified
antibiotic resistance in bacteria released to the environment. EPA is also aware that chlorine create antibiotic
resistance in water treatment plants. Yet, these studies do not seem to be in EPA's data bases. Of course, EPA doesn't
seem to be aware that 30 gram negative enteric bacteria that create gas and/or acid in the coliform test cause about
half of all hospital acquired infections, but it still promotes the spreading of these bacteria as near as can be to humans
and animals.

Japanese scientists were the first to really focus on antibiotic resistance in bacteria. The trend has been to focus on
misuse of drugs by doctors and farmers as the cause of the growing multi-drug resistant epidemic. However, bacteria
exposed to chemicals, drugs and  metals also develop double resistance. Research has documented the amplification of
antibiotic resistant bacteria in the sewage treatment plants as well as drinking water treatment plants and the human or
animal gut.

Bacterial Terms You Should Know -- The Water and Wastewater Professionals Do, or do they?
The burning questions we need to ask are:
1. Why would the water and wastewater professionals assure us that coliform bacteria do not cause disease?
2. Why would the professionals assure us minimal growth of E. col and Klebsiella at an elevated temperature is an
indicator that disease causing organisms may be present?
3. Are they lying to us or could it be these professionals just don't know?
Since the first documented E. coli (B. coli) outbreak in 1935, many plant, soil and water bacteria have been exposed to
human disease causing organisms in water and wastewater treatment plants. Genetic transfer of DNA has occurred
creating new forms of chimeric bacteria such as 0157 that are spread on farms, parks, school grounds and lawns.
Adapted Table with the addition of Coliform and Fecal coliform

Chemicals to be found in sludge and recycled water         10+ studies
work in progress

ENTERIC BACTERIA -- COLIFORM               36+ studies
E. coli (B.coli) has always been the primary coliform and has been a known pathogen since 1900. It has been known to
infect wounds and cause meningitis since 1915. By 1903 the theory was "virulent B. coli does not, of necessity, indicate
faecal contamination."  One hundred and ten years later, it is only an indicator that pathogens may be present. The new
industry science is even by claiming E. coli in the Coliform Test and thermotolerant E. coli in the Fecal Coliform Test
does not cause disease. Fortunately, there are some good scientists who at least report negative health effects even
though they may not understand the nature of the tests.

The first two examples below indicate the water and wastewater professionals are either lying about the nature of
coliforms or do not know what the coliform test is for. Furthermore, there is the implication that E. coli 0157 is the only
strain that will cause disease and fecal coliform is something other than E. coli. Not only that but they claim the rest of
the Family Enterobacteriaceae (coliform) do not cause disease. The rest of the studies prove the lie or lack of

EPIDEMICS?     PANDEMICS?    COINCIDENCE? Parallels Sludge (biosolids) Use!


Health Effects from Sludge (biosolids) and Recycled Water                                                 2010 - 1900   91+ studies
E. coli (B. coli) infection was document in 1900,  in women giving birth.  By 1915 it was documented as a cause of
meningitis after a head wound. Today we know pathogens are involved in heart  disease and strokes, even among
infants and young children. Prior to receiving millions of  dollars to promote sludge use research, the Water Environment
Federation (Water Pollution  Control Federation) actually published studies showing sewage treatment plant workers
were  infected more than control groups.  
Spreading disease causing organisms on agricultural crop land, parks, school grounds and  home lawns is a dangerous
engineering solution to water pollution. However, not only did it  fail to solve the water pollution problem, it caused the
spread of foodborne pollution as well  as  ground water pollution and created the current health system disaster

MRSA - Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus is Exploding
While the waste industry is spreading Staphylococcus {MRSA)  contaminated sludge and reclaimed water in the
communities, farmers and doctors are being blamed for the misuse of antibiotics. Doctors have not yet made a
connection to necrotizing soft tissue infections and sludge biosolids / reclaimed water.

Regrowth -- Reactivation of Starved, Desiccated or Chemical/Heat  Injured Bacteria                     47+ studies
            AKA   Viable But Nonculturable (VBNC)
Regrowth is the result of viable starved, desiccated  or injured bacteria being resuscitated by nutrients, moisture or DNA
repair as noted in the following studies. Remember that the EPA Standard 1681 is designed to test for <5% of E. coli
and Klebsiella (fecal coliform) that will grow at  44.5°C.

A work in progress