No sense dumping biosolids on land

Dumping sludge biosolids into the ocean is prohibited because it’s considered a toxic pollutant to fish.

Dumping sludge biosolids into the ocean is prohibited because it’s considered a toxic pollutant to fish.

So why on earth could dumping it on land be any less polluting? Are we less important than fish? Logic and commonsense show this is crazy.

The pollutants in ‘biosolids’ can’t be eliminated. When applied to land, they not only accumulate, but end up back in the ocean, polluting other waterways along the way.

Studies showing effects of long term use are sparse because the bodies that have the funds don’t have the incentive to pay for those studies.

This doesn’t translate into “scientific studies show it’s harmless.” That’s spin, PR, manipulation of facts.

The CRD’s own website warns:

“Persistent Organic Pollutants (one of the eight main pollutants identified) are very slow to break down in the environment, and in many cases have an affinity for the fat tissues in animals.

Therefore they are difficult to eliminate, and many are subject to bio-magnification. This means that they become more highly concentrated as they move up the food chain.”

These are serious concerns.

Marsha Henderson

Saanich