INDICATORS FOR GENOCIDE IN THE UNITED STATES & CANADA
using sewage reclaimed water and sludge biosolids
In the U.S. Linda Zander: "Talked to Bert Brainerd, the health officer. He listened to my complaint that sludge was
making us sick, and then he said, "What are we going to do with it?" I told him if it was so safe, put it in city hall.
After standing there with his mouth partly open he said "but there's hardly anybody out there." Meaning we
don't count; we are expendable.
In Canada, Jim Poushinsky said, According to an official at Guelph defending the spreading program, cadmium
toxicity through such concentrations is not considered a fatal illness because cadmium poisons the kidneys,
and kidney failure does not cause death because we have kidney dialysis machines. No body count so no
problem! She claimed you have to balance the few cases of kidney failure caused annually by the sludge spreading,
against the convenience of disposing of city sewage by spreading it on farms. As Ottawa's MOH Dr. Cushman put
it, "even if every rural well in Ottawa was contaminated with sewage sludge and you all got sick, that
wouldn't constitute an epidemic because rural people are less than 5% of the City population."
We don't believe the wastewater industry intended to become a part of the genocide movement,
but the indicators imply it has become an unwitting accessory.
"the legal definition of genocide is found in the 1948 United Nations Convention on the Prevention and Punishment
of the Crime of Genocide (CPPCG). Article 2 of the CPPCG defines genocide as "any of the following acts committed
with intent to destroy, in whole or in part, a national, ethnical, racial or religious group, as such: killing members of
the group; causing serious bodily or mental harm to members of the group; deliberately inflicting on the group
conditions of life, calculated to bring about its physical destruction in whole or in part; imposing measures intended
to prevent births within the group"
An indicator is that EPA has downplayed the nature of the deadly pollutants in biosolids which cause
serious bodily or mental harm and impacts conditions of life including reproduction. The term organism
is a Clean Water Act term for life forms.
503.9(t) Pollutant is an organic substance, an inorganic substance, a combination of organic and
inorganic substances, or a pathogenic organism that, after discharge and upon exposure, ingestion,
inhalation, or assimilation into an organism either directly from the environment or indirectly by ingestion
through the food chain, could, on the basis of information available to the Administrator of EPA, cause
death, disease, behavioral abnormalities, cancer, genetic mutations, physiological malfunctions
(including malfunction in reproduction), or physical deformations in either organisms (humans) or
offspring (children) of the organisms.
An indicator is that EPA uses the term total coliform, fecal coliform and E. coli to assure the minimal
safety of reclaimed water and sludge biosolids and claims the coliform is not a pathogenic organism.
Wastewater professionals, politicians, and health officials, when questioned, are unable to define, or
refuse to define coliform.
E. coli is a coliform and the fecal coliform of interest. Experts claim E. coli is not an infectious disease causing
pathogen -- except; for the nine virulent toxic producing groups of E. coli; and -- except that "Although most
strains of E. coli are not regarded as pathogens, they can be opportunistic pathogens that cause infections in
To be continued